Posts Tagged ‘postaweek2011’
- If anything can go wrong, fix it!
- When given a choice – take both!
- Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
- Start at the top and work your way up.
- Do it by the book…but be the author!
- When forced to compromise, ask for more.
- If you can’t beat them, join them, and then beat them.
- If it’s worth doing, it’s got to be done right now.
- If you can’t win, change the rules.
- If you can’t change the rules, ignore them.
- When faced without a challenge, make one.
- “No” simply means begin again at the next highest level.
- Don’t walk when you can run.
- Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.
- When in doubt: THINK!
- Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
- The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
- The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.
Admittedly, 160 words.
- no biological aging during childhood years, characterized by using calcium, iron and copper in making new bones, red blood-cells and collagen;
- accumulation of minerals once childhood growth ceases and progressive aging as evidenced by buildup of lipofuscin;
- slight decline in the rate of aging in late life, which has been correlated with reaching a steady state of minerals.
Brave bystanders lift a burning car and save a man trapped beneath.
Flight passenger leaps onto a burning man to prevent him from detonating explosives.
As the train arrives, a 50-year-old man jumps on subway tracks to save a youth.
These men/women were ordinary people who decided in an instant to do something heroic.
Dr. Zimbardo thinks everyone can be a hero.
- chooses not to watch-and-wait in face of crisis.
- puts compassion into action by helping someone in need.
- decides to speak against injustice, instead of assuming someone else will.
- supports the causes that matter to him/her, without expecting rewards.
4.5 billion years of evolution taught nature what works and what lasts.
We’ve been increasingly distancing ourselves from nature: agricultural revolution – grow stock and abandon hunting/gathering; scientific revolution – “torture nature for her secrets;” industrial revolution – machines replace muscles.
- use only the energy needed
- fit form to function
- recycle everything
- curb excesses from within
- tap the power of limits
- devise systems that can face unknown situations
- update ourselves by feedback loops
Honey is the only food including all substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food, containing pinocembrin, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
Bees are the only insects that produce food that humans eat.
Like rats, bees use their advanced olfactory, stamina and flying abilities to detect explosives. A hive of 40,000-65,000 bees costs USD $100 and can be trained in two hours. Bees can also signal environmental anomalies, and bee-hive samples (wax, honey, pollen) can highlight environmental contaminants in an area.
Heaven will last, earth will endure. How can they last long? They don’t exist for themselves and so can go on and on. So wise souls leaving self behind move forward, and setting self aside stay centered. Why let the self go? To keep what the soul needs.