Do You Get The Concept?

Quotes and Notes #276, August 7

Conceptual steps lead through a beautiful garden

Conceptual steps lead through a beautiful garden

“Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts and emerges ahead of his accomplishments.”—John Steinbeck—

A wise teacher once told me, “It’s not the teaching that counts, it’s the act of giving the student a new concept.” I have remembered and studied that statement over a number of years. A concept, I have found, is a tight group of questions that, when found, may be answered one by one.

These articles, for instance, are a concept that started with my favorite question, “I wonder what would happen if…” which led me into the discovery of new elements of positivism.

Which leads to, “What happens when I practice optimism?” And the answer is—when you ascend the staircase to higher and higher levels of optimism, your life becomes brighter, happier, and more worthwhile.

And, be sure to share a smile the whole way up.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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