​~On Children – Kahlil Gibran~
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of Children.” And he said:
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and he bends you with his might that his arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so he loves also the bow that is stable.
~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet ~

 quote from “How To Fly A Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery” by Kevin Ashton –

“Then came by far the most important moment in human history—the day one member of the species looked at a tool and thought, “I can make this better.” The descendants of this individual are called Homo sapiens sapiens. They are our ancestors. They are us. What the human race created was creation itself.”

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The Difference Between A Skeptic  and a Cynic

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Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2016 08:09:26 -0400
From: Peter Loring Borst
Subject: evolutionary pressures

> Pete, there is plenty of evidenc

The Difference Between A Skeptic  and a Cynic

Skeptic, one who maintains a doubting attitude with reference to some particular question or statement. Also, one who is habitually inclined rather to doubt than to believe any assertion or apparent fact that comes before him.

1870 M. D. Conway A Sceptic, then, is one who shades his eyes in order to look steadfastly at a thing.

Cynic, A person disposed to rail or find fault; now usually: One who shows a disposition to disbelieve in the sincerity or goodness of human motives and actions; a sneering fault-finder.

1879 G. Meredith Cynics are only happy in making the world as barren to others as they have made it for themselves.

Quote from Natural Born Heroes

“Être fort pour être utile,” Hébert declared. “Be fit to be useful.” It was brilliant, really. In those final two words, Hébert came up with a complete philosophy of life. No matter who you are, no matter what you’re seeking or hope to leave behind after your time on the planet—is there any better approach than simply to be useful? “Here is the great duty of man to himself, to his family, his homeland and to humanity,” Hébert wrote. “Only the strong will prove useful in difficult circumstances of life.”

“The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)” by Clayton Christensen –

“The great historian of science, Thomas Kuhn, taught us that the key to improving any theory is to surface anomalies— events or phenomena that the theory cannot explain. It is only by seeking to account for outliers— exceptions to the theory— that researchers can improve the theory.”

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I thought of you when I read this quote from “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)” by Clayton Christensen –

“The great historian of science, Thomas Kuhn, taught us that the key to improving any theory is to surface anomalies— events or phenomena that the theory cannot explain. It is only by seeking to account for outliers— exceptions to the theory— that researchers can improve the theory.”

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