Steven's Notebook

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Elements of My Philosophy

As with many things, this is a work in progress as I attempt to put my brain into bits.

  • Knowledge is not power
    • If your worth is determined by what you know today, what will be your worth tomorrow when things change?
  • Value the ability to learn
    • Reflect upon what worked and what didn’t.
  • Learn through differences
    • Read both all sides of political & social debates.
    • Pay attention to the “other” technologies.
    • Learn a foreign language and culture.
    • Listen to a different radio station each day of the month.
  • Stay True to Yourslef
    • Read your Bible|Torah|Koran|[fill in the blank] daily
  • Information wants to be free
    • Be open and honest.
    • Share what you’ve learned.
    • Teach
      • Learn more through preparation.
      • Learn from the students, their questions, their experiences.
      • You’re probably not the only one who knows.
  • Standards are good.
    • Society’s built on rules.
    • Learn the rules. You can’t follow the rules if you don’t know them.
    • Set the example. “Most people break the rules” isn’t a reason for you to do so.
  • Strive for perfection but don’t insist on it.
    • Data first. Presentation Second.
    • Be precise in sending, liberal in receiving.
  • Many things can’t be taught, must be learned.
    • You can’t learn to drive without a car.
    • Leadership can’t be taught from a book or in a classroom.
    • Failure and reflection are great teachers.
  • Mental floss
    • Get outdoors. Go for a walk at lunchtime.
    • Read a book, not one about your job or hobby.
    • Take a notebook everywhere and write what comes to mind.
  • Be Flexible
    • Gumby is a friend to everyone.
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