Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today's Quote: Pearl S. Buck


Text:
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Today's Quote: John Lewis


Text:
Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.
~ John Lewis

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Word for someone who learns from mistakes

On Twitter, Jason Kander tweeted that he and his wife Diana had been discussing whether there is a word that means “someone who learns from their mistakes”? He asked, "If not, what should that word be?"

People suggested:

Scientist
Wise
Reconstructed
Self-reflective
Strategist
Mature person
Meliorist
(someone who improves, makes things better)
Hindsighter
Life-long student
Learner


I especially like "strategist" and "learner," but my very favorite is this:

Butterhander, from the German verb handschmieren, i.e., you get burned, put butter on your hand, and move on.

Do you have any words you would add?

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Today's Quote: C. S. Lewis


Text:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ C. S. Lewis

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Today's Quote: Robert G. Ingersoll


Text:
There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments--there are consequences.
~ Robert G. Ingersoll