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Words Of Wisdom


Charlottesville, Virginia

May 17, 2020

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cnesbit
17.05.2020 г.

Some people are naturally risk takers (optimists?) others are risk averse. We see that with the current pandemic. The risk takers are pushing back against the restrictions. The risk averse are on Facebook complaining about those who are pushing back.


Consider the European settlement of North America. With the exception of the African slaves, who were brought involuntarily, the Europeans who came risked everything to come to a new world. During the colonial period the transatlantic voyage in small, leaky and crowded sailing ships was fraught with dangers. Many signed up to be indentured servants for 7 years when they got to America, just to pay for the voyage. When they arrived many went into the wilderness to l…


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Going2 Paris
17.05.2020 г.

Keen observation, older and wiser brother. I’ thinking of Crash Davis in “Bull Durham” - the difference between being a .250 hitter and a .300 hitter is one hit a week. Those who believe they can get that one hit - the optimists- have a better chance at making the Show. They aren’t afraid of failing.

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cnesbit
17.05.2020 г.

Funny thing about life. Sometimes decisions that seem to be mistakes soon after we make them turn out to be good choices years laters. There are also decisions that seem smart today which a decade later turn out to be major errors. Two great things about being human. One, we have the ability to learn from mistakes. Two, we are flexible creatures and can adjust our path as we realize errors of judgment or experience tragedies. There are no perfect people, and in many instances there are no perfect decisions. This is one reason we shouldn't be quick to judge others, except perhaps when they do you harm.


We can't do anything about the mistakes of yesterday. However, tomorrow ca…

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