Silly Grins

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Three Sets of Three

  •  Do best to be firm, fair, and consistent
  • Make a difference, have a policy, be outstanding
  • See one, do one, teach one
These are the three sets of three.

Chewing the cud.

(And just a little later in the morning, before the coffee kicks in....)
Was doing a quick search to try and find the title of the book where the third set comes from and found this gem:

"Hope that doesn't sound terse, but I'm trying to be quick, direct, and thorough, and polite doesn't quite fit in there."
(Credit goes to "Orionblade" - fifth one down from where the link sends you...)

See one. Do one. Teach one. 

I first ran across the axiom in a book lent to me by a musician who happened to have his PhD in quantum physics (guess he liked to think a lot). He works as an engineer in an industry where he does R&D. But his real love is music, probably to placate his mind, a way of coping, a way of letting his inner dialogue sit still and listen a little between projects, jam-sessions, problem solving, and whatever he does.

"What do you read?" was my question to him. He brought a copy to the next class and gave me permission to hang on to it for a while.

Surviving the Extremes: What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance Yes, a little Kenneth Kamler

There must have been a book of the month club or something, because later that year, at a summer barbecue, I did notice a copy of the same book sitting next to a computer at the MD's house where the backyard get-together was being held. 




  1. maintain integrity to self, one does not walk away. Never.

  2. Thanks Bigg. For a while there, I felt my integrity has vanished...almost. I didn't walk away and it was ugly. Definitely doing a better job at working with policy issues.