Appreciate the one who gives you what you need, be mindful of the one who gives you what you want

It’s a common knowledge that one should give a child what it needs, not what it wants. I tossed this around until I saw the flip side…

Corollary: the one who tells you what you want to hear may not be the one you should listen to.

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Appreciate the one who gives you what you need, be mindful of the one who gives you what you want

If you’re smart enough to complicate matters – you’re dumb

Some people seem to believe that complicating matters and making it a continuous, repeated challenge to execute certain steps is a strong demonstration of their intelligence. I tend to believe that solving the problem once, writing down the solution in simple monkey steps and not having to use brainpower for this matter ever again is a demonstration of, uhm, meta-intelligence.

If you’re smart enough to complicate matters – you’re dumb