Friday, December 21, 2007

Thought o' the Day

Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed.

—John Dewey

I'm for that!

8 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

You have no idea how timely and perfect this quote is for me. Or maybe you do. In any case - Thanks!

Triseverance said...

Merry Christmas Jeanne

David said...

You are presuming you have the ability to direct changes towards your desires.

LBTEPA said...

Nice

Firefly's Running said...

Well said!

peter said...

John Dewey and Pragmatism. Phew. I hope you don't curl up with him every night. Not that that would be a bad thing, of course. After a paragraph or two you would surely succumb to a sound night. But his philosophy is certainly worth reflecting upon. Me, I resist change whenever and wherever I can. I wish they were still selling LPs at Penneys.

a.maria said...

i'm off to go watch my parents do their bell choir thing before midnight mass and i thought of you. hope you're enjoying the holiday. merry christmas, and i look forward to your snarky emails when i return home next week! :)~

love ya!

Just12Finish said...

Does that mean just go with the flow?

Merry Christmas to you Jeanne.