Monday, November 15, 2010

Are You Thinking, Or Are You Thunk?

Last week one of the folks in a seminar came up to me afterwards and offered a quote that has had me thinking ever since.

The quote is: “A man who has an hour to waste should always waste it with a man who doesn’t have it.”

My knee-jerk reaction is to apologize for the political incorrectness of the gender focus, but you get the idea.

I don’t have a clue about the quote’s origin. Googled it and what came up was Charles Darwin’s, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

My interpretation of the quote is that if you have an hour to waste do it with someone who is productive so you can use them as a guide, mentor, or model.

In short, you’ll learn something.

The cynical approach is that if you have an hour to waste spend it with someone who’s busy so you can slow them down, too; they’re blowing the curve for the rest of us! LOL!

The metaphysical approach is that you NEVER waste an hour. You’re doing what you are supposed to be doing at each moment.

What do you think the quote means?

See there, gotcha thinking, didn’t I? Any moment spent thinking isn’t wasted.

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