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Never Stop Learning:: Wisdom from Eleanor Roosevelt

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Every Friday honors Precept #5 of my Happiness Manifesto: Never Stop Learning.

I was watching the news and it occurred to me that it seems there is less discussion of ideas, and more time spent repeating details of events (usually tragedies) or worse, dissecting someone’s character. It reminded me of a great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that chastises me into avoiding gossip:

Great minds discuss ideas;

Average minds discuss events;

Small minds discuss people.

I love discussing ideas and wish there could be more of it, but it seems so many people are afraid of offending others, or getting into an argument, or taking a stand for something, that we avoid ideas all together.  Be inspired! Be great! Pick an idea today and share it with someone…


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