The Sum of Knowledge

The sum of knowledge can be seen in this: we are taught, we express what we think we have learned, our errors are corrected, and we learn more by doing better.

Student vs. scholar

I am sitting just a few months shy of my second Master’s.  Three weeks after I get that, I undertake a second opportunity to get a  doctorate, only this time at age 50 instead of age 32.  In one of the uncounted number of random thoughts that come during periods of solitude, I was considering what the difference is between a student and a scholar.  A student sees studying as the means to an end such as a diploma or a degree.  A scholar sees studying as a beginning without needing a particular end in sight.  When I was 32, I was merely a student.  Today, I am scholar.

Change

In Plato’s Cratylus, Heraclitus said, “All entities move and nothing remains still … Everything changes and nothing remains still” (402a).

Although 2,500 years old, these words ring true for today’s businesses.  Change is inevitable.  Preparing for change costs money.  Reacting to change costs more.

What is love?

Love is a willingness to lose anything for someone who means everything while expecting nothing.

That is the love that scores the greatest dramas and the mightiest epics. We sing songs of that love and write poems about that love. Every time that someone dies for that kind of love, a little bit of evil dies too. That is how Christ loves us. That is how we should love each other.