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Lying is done with words and also with silence.
-- Adrienne Rich
 

 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The way it was

Nothing can again be the way it was. Yet many current situations could be improved by understanding and applying what has been successful in the past.

In history there is extensive wisdom. Though knowledge is greater now than ever, that doesn’t make past knowledge irrelevant.

Indeed, the more you learn, the better you can make use of what you and others already knew. You can transform the most enduring values of the past into new value in the future.

By today’s standards, the practices of the past can often look foolish or worse. Then again, someone from a hundred years ago would consider it foolish to stare at a five inch screen for hours on end.

They had their reasons and you have yours. Rather than blithely dismissing what went before, seek to learn from it.

Success does not live in the past. It has, however, left an abundance of very useful lessons there.

— Ralph Marston

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