My favourite blog title is “So Long Sociopath.”
I was really upset that I hadn’t thought of it first.
It is brilliant.
So long to my sociopath. Don’t bother looking me up in the future.
A friend would often use the phrase.
“Feeding the wrong dog.”
I had instinctively understood the expression but had had no idea of its origins. My research has indicated it is often attributed to Cherokee Indians.
A grandfather explains that there are two wolves at war within all of us. The little boy asks, which one wins.
The grandfather explains simply,
The one you feed.
I remember a comment made by a friend of mine, who also happens to be an educator upon noticing how one of my youngsters would tip out the toy box and see what was there, as opposed to quietly rifling through to find the toy of choice.
What a profound comment this was. Perhaps the world consists of those who select carefully and quietly and those who have to tip out the whole toy box to see what is there first. I probably belong to the latter group. Perhaps this is a difficult and challenging way to live. Once the toybox has been tipped upside down, everything eventually has to be tidied up and put away.
There are only two ways to influence human behaviour: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.
Without reflection we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences and failing to achieve anything useful.
Above quote by Margaret J. Wheatley