Roots Of Education



“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

Aristotle



 

What Are You Encouraging?



“Weeds don’t need any encouragement to grow. Much like our negative and repetitive thoughts they have a force and will of their own. This seems to be a function of our minds left over from the days of old when life was a lot more dangerous and difficult. Advertisers, news media outlets and propagandists seem to know this quite well and aim to play on our unfounded fears. These fears are nebulous and detached from any real threat, and because they are unfounded in reality, any slight mention of negativity will give these fears something to attach to and help justify themselves, though unnecessary. But, in the modern times we need not focus on the negative things so intensely seeing as the world has improved immensely, though not perfect. Let us give more attention to the positive and productive use of our miraculous and powerful minds. Only by doing so can we ever realize a reality in which we pay more attention to what is going right, rather than what is going wrong. When you focus on what you don’t want. you tend to get more of that and vice-versa. Our thoughts tend to become self-fulfilling prophecies. Let them fulfill something desirable”

-R.B. Royal



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The Rewards



 

“Hard work always pays off, but not always for the person doing the work. Look at slaves or people who kill themselves for others while receiving a minor compensation. Someone will definitely benefit and reap the rewards. Make sure that person is you”

-R.B. Royal



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Nova – Secrets of the Mind

“The human brain is without any doubt the most complexly organized form of matter in the universe. The brain is made up off 100 billion neurons or nerve cells. It has been calculated that the number of possible permutations and combinations of the brain activity exceeds the amount of elementary particles in the universe. This gives you an idea of the staggering complexity one is faced with when trying to understand the brain.”

Vilayanur S. Ramachandran – Wikipedia

University of California, San Diego

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Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

“I think I can safely say that no one understands quantum mechanics.”

“What has been considered to be the arena of clear and determinate process was found to be at its subatomic roots, cloudy and fitful in its behavior.”

“Compared with this revolutionary change (quantum mechanics) the great discoveries of general and special relativity seem not much more than interesting variations on classical themes.”

“Quarks and gluons are 100 million times smaller than atoms.”

“The manner in which two trains of waves combine depends upon how these oscillations relate to each other.”

“Change of energy is the same as change of frequency.”

“Quantum theory permits the mixing together of two states that would classically be mutually exclusive to each other.”

“Swallow the quantum mechanics theory whole without worrying about the taste or whether you can digest it.”

“We cannot make the mystery go away by explaining how it works.”

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains must be the case, however improbable it may seem to be.”

“Quantum theory predictions of the results of measurements are statistical in character & not deterministic.”

“Quantum theory deals in probabilities rather than certainties.”

“The behavior one finds depends upon what one chooses to look for.”

“Asking a particle-like question gives you a particle like answer. Asking a wave-like question gives a wave-like answer.”

“The probability interpretation implied that measurements must be occasions of instantaneous and discontinuous change.”

“It is not possible (yet) to simultaneously have perfect knowledge of both position and momentum.”

“One can know where an electron is, but not what it is doing. What can know what an electron is doing but not where it is.”

“What classically were mutually distinct possibilities are tangled with each other quantum mechanically.”

“How can it be that the quantum constituents  of the physical world, such as quarks, gluons and electrons, whose behaviors is cloudy and fitful, can give rise to the macroscopic world of everyday experience which seems clear and reliable.”

“Quantum mechanically speaking a particle can borrow energy against time.”

“In quantum mechanics there are no continuously observable trajectories.”

“What people had thought of as empty space (the vacuum) was in fact filled with this sea of negative energy electrons.”

“It had become clear that there is an irreducible degree if non-locality present in the physical world.”

“Instead of saying “observer created reality”, a more accurate term might be “observer-influenced reality.”

“The world is not only stranger than we thought, it is stranger than we could think.”

John Polkinghorne



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Success System That Never Fails

W. Clement Stone  – The Success System That Never Fails (1962)


“Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying. Where there is nothing to lose by trying and everything to gain by trying, by all means try.”

“When thoughts don’t neutralize am undesirable emotion, action will.”

“Time is one of the most important ingredients in any successful formula for any human activity. Save time, invest it wisely.”

“The system works if you work the system.”

“For continuous success you must get ready for tomorrow, to get ready for tomorrow you must be a self-builder.”

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

“It takes willpower to take inventory of yourself daily.”

“Build your own life. Be a benefit to yourself and all of mankind.”

“Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.”

“The hero who became a success because he was a man of character.”

“It takes less work to succeed than it does to fail.”

“Realize when you have reached a peak. Ask advice from the person who can help you.”

“Do what you are afraid to do!”

“You must lay a proper foundation for your business before expanding.”

“As we become drunkards by so many individuals drinks, so we become saints, authorities and experts by so many separate acts and hours of work.”

“Have the courage to say no! Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. Do it now!”

“Develop your own self-motivators.”

“Think first and the job is half done.”

“When you share the remainder multiplies and grows.”

“Help people help themselves.”

“To every problem there is a satisfactory solution, but one must try to solve the problems with the right mental attitude.”

“There is something more to life than business and making money.”

“Be a builder of men.”

“The purpose of working a problem is to learn the principle.”

“Honorable citizens are made; not born.”