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Abraham Lincoln on writing

“Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye— is the great invention of the world.”

Abraham Lincoln
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Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln
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I just noticed these two words, “NOT NEUTRAL” on the back of my coffee cup this morning. Neutrality, or indecision, is the fear of being wrong. People that fence-sit on decisions never get anywhere and remain consistently frustrated.   Deciding is hard because it makes us accountable and it creates work. Until recently, no one wanted to tackle America’s gun problem. Now Obama appears to be taking efforts to prevent guns getting into the wrong hands: The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing.—President Obama The mind is a blank slate that gets filled up with excess information, social pressure, and doubt over time. There’s a reason kids just do; they haven’t yet developed the lizard brain that tells them to pause. A genius may be able to hold two contradictory views in their head at the same time but that person still has to decide. If the right answer doesn’t yet exist, make an effort to create it. Do something significant: DECIDE.
I just noticed these two words, “NOT NEUTRAL” on the back of my coffee cup this morning. Neutrality, or indecision, is the fear of being wrong. People that fence-sit on decisions never get anywhere and remain consistently frustrated.   Deciding is hard because it makes us accountable and it creates work. Until recently, no one wanted to tackle America’s gun problem. Now Obama appears to be taking efforts to prevent guns getting into the wrong hands: The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing.—President Obama The mind is a blank slate that gets filled up with excess information, social pressure, and doubt over time. There’s a reason kids just do; they haven’t yet developed the lizard brain that tells them to pause. A genius may be able to hold two contradictory views in their head at the same time but that person still has to decide. If the right answer doesn’t yet exist, make an effort to create it. Do something significant: DECIDE.