Saturday, 16 June 2007

A puzzle.

What I don't understand is that, if I say I will worry about something when it happens, am I being pro-active or reactive?


  1. How about, simply, active?

  2. Indeed Lillie, that was my position in a rather animated lunchtime discussion that resolved nothing but suitably demolished a pot of soup and some hot crusty bread. Quite actively so.

  3. It's all goobledegook! Speak plain English man!

    Sort of apropos: someone pointed out that the new management buzz phrase is "There is no 'I' in team". To that I replied "But there does seem to be a 'U' in wanker."

  4. I think the key is not to think too hard.... ;-)

  5. not to be too focused on semantics, but there is another saying that goes: worrying never accomplishes anything. so in that case, worrying must always be pro-active because seems to happen before you take any action. once you are taking action, that means you've thought of a solution (or an escape)

    i love the way you think about things... and the way you make us think too. :)

    ps... happy father's day (if you celebrate it the same day---or celebrate it at all---in australia)
    cheers! and big hugs,

  6. let's see...An example: I will worry about my son getting a mohawk when he gets one.

    Worry implies a future. Saying I will worry when the time arrives indicates Present moment awareness. Can't hold both at the same time.

    Sounds like you are being a smart ass! :0

  7. Oww..I don't even know how to answer that..let's just say my mind is too cluttered right now to think straight..okay! Happy Belated Father's Day to you Lee..we celebrated it yesterday here..I know you Aussies don't do it at this time of the year..but you're among the father figure I always that's why I'll wish you now!

  8. you're giving yourself a chance to be clear-minded for when you really need to be.


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