“The child, to be educated into manners and skills, must have a wish to have them and that wish is principally the desire to grow up. In addition, he has minor goals such as awards for being a ‘good boy’ and the admiration of his fellows or adults, or on a good, thorough analytical route, any goal he supposes valuable.
“Whether one is teaching a child to eat with a fork or training him in calculus, the principles are the same. There must be a good reason, first, before the child will use the fork and he must understand that reason. There must be an equally good reason and use for calculus, as calculus, not a grade or degree, before he can be expected to derive much from it.”
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”
Inventor, Charles Kettering
Your action for today is to let go of any should or could haves and focus on what you will do instead.
We have found a missing word in the English language. There is no word for self-created truth. All self-created truths are, by definition in the English language, lies.
“So we couldn’t put here ‘The static is capable of considerations, lies and opinions,’ because they are not lies. When he says, ‘There is a man standing in front of me that I have just mocked-up,’ there is one. If he said there was one and there wasn’t one, that would be a lie. But he has done a self-created truth, you see. That’s quite different, then, than a lie.
“A lie is he does one thing and says something else, you see, or he sees one thing and says it’s something else. That would be a lie. But a self-created truth would be simply the consideration generated by self.
“Well, we just borrow the word which is in seldom use in the English language: we call that postulate. And we mean by postulate self-created truth. He posts something, he puts something up. And that’s what a postulate is.”
“Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.”
Philosopher and Author, Thomas Carlyle
Your action for today is to make a decision on something you’ve been considering.