"...I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80...Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously...listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles- and he always fixed my car....
My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist on the rest as an arbiter of such matters."
photo by Tom Mascardo
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
In Model for Writers by A. Rosa and P. Eschholz , "Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name" was featured where James Lincoln Collier wrote::
"He had extinguished his anxiety the only way he could- by confronting it."
photo by janusz l
Saturday, November 24, 2007
On nonverbal communication, Ronald B. Adler and Neil Towne in "Looking In, Looking out 9th Ed." wrote:
"This impossibility of not communicating is extremely important to understand because it means that each of us is a kind of transmitter that cannot be shut off. No matter what we do, we give off information about ourselves."
photo by s-a-m.
Friday, November 23, 2007
"He walked clumsily with bound arms...And once, in spite of the men who gripped him by each shoulder, he stepped slightly aside to avoid a puddle on the path.
It is curious, but till that moment I have never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he was alive just as we were alive.
...He and we were a party of men walking together, seeing, hearing...the same world; and in two minutes, one of us would be gone--one mind less, one world less."
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Leslie Savan in "Slam Dunks and No-Brainers:Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and Like...Whatever" wrote:
"Trends overlap, shrink, bulge, and shrink again....
Not only is it impossible to always keep up-to-date, but the compulsion to do so make you look like a fool...
Always riding the cutting edge not only can produce some nasty burns, it's much less interesting than understanding the long-lasting stuff."
photo by porcelaingirl
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
"...the continuity of superb individuals atop visionary companies stems from companies being outstanding organizations, not the other way around."
their site is here
photo by uwdigitalcollections