At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

December 14, 2007

Pearls of wisdom...

The mind of man is dense and deep, with layers of ancient debris. You never question, you never explore what the mind is.Do you ever look to see how thought is generated?, why and from where it springs?

Is thought a valid instrument, an intelligent expression?

You choose between two thoughts. Who is making the choice?

Yet another thought, the third one?

Is the third one trying to choose between the first two?

do you ever stop to think that all three may be stupid?

yet you select and act.

You never seem to question this sort of thinking.

though the source and logic of thought are questionable....

- Dada

December 13, 2007

excellence - a parameter of quality

A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!
A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"
So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."
The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer....................... $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap.......................... $ 9,998.00
Moral: Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!