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Wayne Busby


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What is your favourite quote and why?

I would like to begin here a compendium of those bits of wisdom humanity perceives to be most true or without exception.

It is not necessary to name who might be credited with saying your selection, as no such person can honestly claim to have been without some outside inspiration, which catalyzed their creativity and moved them to express their insight.
Much like what you are called here to do.

If you yourself have distilled some wisdom through reflection, please allow me to present you this moment to pass it on here for consideration or perhaps start your own string.

The purpose of all this is to provide a most efficient tool for correlating the most valid ideas about morality and what we perceive to be real or important across culture or socialization. I would then like to work with you to turn this soil and see what new things (ideas) might grow. Food for the soul.

You are encouraged to emulate the creative process here so: COPY, COMBINE and TRANSFORM! Help me correlate.

Please comment in a constructive way if you agree or not with anything posted here and explain why.

Topics: education quotes

Closing Statement from Wayne Busby

Herein you will find over 700 quotes and comments full of inspiration and wisdom, from Tedsters motivated by positivity and the betterment of mankind.
I am blessed and humbled to have consorted with them.
Get yourself your favourite comfort drink and stay a while, this is one of 'Ted Conversations' longest strings ever.

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  • Mar 6 2012: In youth we learn; in age we understand (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)...

    I like to sit with old people (above 55 years old) and learn from them, as they reaches the level to convert some of their learning to understanding, and I am still learning,

    What I mean here is more about life and experiencing life, not scientific or already known facts.
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      Mar 8 2012: This is, I think, one of the true values of being graced with Elders. They gives us the opportunity to talk about what they know to be the truth, or at least help us a frame informed paradigm that might otherwise take our own life time for us to come by.

      The rest is up to us. "I see and I forget, I hear and I remember, I do and I understand"
    • Mar 10 2012: "Simplicity is worth nothing unless it's the simplicity we've reached on the other side of complexity"

      This is my own framing of something profound someone once said to me.

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