Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Deep thoughts

"Act as if your adversaries are great teachers. Thank them for how crucial they've been in your education. Consider one more possibility: that the people who seem to slow us down and hold us back are actually preventing things from happening too fast."

A friend just reminded me of some Leonard Cohen lyrics that seem strangely related: "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

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Anonymous David said...

Anne, I was sure I knew the first part ('Act as if your adversaries are great teachers'), but the web doesn't give me a source Who said that first?

Anonymous anne said...

You know, I really have no idea. A friend sent this and I believe it came from a book called Pronoia or something :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the Road Runner really learn anything from the Coyote? I'm just thinking out loud.


Blogger Chris said...

What does the Road Runner learn from the Coyote? Life is not fair. :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is like a summary of my whole phd experience. which lasted twice more than i had planned for and wanted (and had the patience for!) in the end though, i ended up having done what i'd wanted, and that is what matters...

Blogger Marcela said...

Nice quote--I read Pronoia and it sounds like something out of there. Also have to nod my head based on my Phd experience this past year though wish I hadn't considered advisors to be adversaries...

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