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September 01, 2011



When I read this,
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”,
on the surface, I can see this point, but if I think about it there can be some deeper meaning to this of which I would not agree. I often hear people criticizing the Catholic Church (or any formalized religion) stating you should be able to do as you please, live for the moment, etc. In fact, there have been some very smart people who are living, who have lived and we would all be better off to pay attention to some of their thinking. It may not be easy to live with discipline, but just like a child, we all need limits in our life. I am sure if I was to pose this to our quality guy, perhaps he might say, “ Discipline is the control limits of life.”


Thanks, I don’t always read your Friday reflections but I today, thankfully, I did.

From Frank

very good Friday reflection!!


"Afterwards he ventures to India to seek spiritual enlightenment. He does not find it there and returns to Atari."

May be he found it and that guided some of the things he has done in life hence after. Part of the enlightenment is to know who you are and what you want out of your life.

Just a thought.

Mike Goodner

We have to remember that the only way we waste an experience is if we don't see how it influences our larger goals and dreams. Not every experience will take us forward, but there are always lessons we can take with us (such as calligraphy --> computer fonts).

California Guy

From a mathematical perspective, we can all "connect the dots backwards" if we subscribe to the philosophy that we are the "sum total of our past and present experiences" at any given moment. Some experiences have a positive effect, some negative, some weighted more heavily than others.

The mathematical analogy can be extended to religions and other formal organizations if they are considered as mathematical models with core principles, laws, and boundary conditions. There will be case studies where the models apply (saints and other role models) and vice versa (outcasts or criminals).

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