Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Principles as Precipitates of Experience

Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?  ("65 Deep Philosophical Questions" by Operation-Meditation. Retrieved from http://operationmeditation.com/discover/65-deep-philosophical-questions/).

All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.”  (Abraham Lincoln. Retrieved from http://www.mrlincolnswhitehouse.org/inside.asp?ID=65&subjectID=2).

The above quote from Abraham Lincoln illustrates how the man could extract important principles from very ordinary affairs.  He came up with this important observation while placing steppingstones for someone in muddy-rainy weather.  In other words, like all pristine principles of practice carrying wide application; it was conceived of in a memorable moment of time drawing upon pressing everyday occurrences and representing the precipitate of experience.

Thus with great intuitive QED force, we see that while it is always important to do things right, the preliminary task is to determine the right endeavors for our investment.  There is no need to elaborate on the self-evident truth represented here--all we need do is just remember it, and above all apply it .

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