Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

Life Challenge

Posted: November 8, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“Life is a challenge – meet it.” -Sai Baba

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the amount of information instantly available to us has increased a thousandfold. Looking for answers today has become a challenge not of finding, but of sifting through….  And it’s not just information, per se.  It is the rhetoric of the global Internet-connected chat room where smart people with opinions assemble data, then analyze and interpret them for us.  And here’s another thing: Much of this secondary information is so well – and persuasively –presented that it feels like experience.  When secondary information feels like experience, we often accept it as truth… truth that is equal to the truth we know from experience.” -Mark Ford

“In her magical mystery world at the Eccles Building (Fed HQ) Janet Yellen surveys all of this.  She has never run a business.  She has never even had a job in a profit-making business…..  Bernanke, in his new book, The Courage to Act, tells us that he ‘did not want to be remembered as the person whose decisions had led to the Fed’s destruction.’  That’s right: The biggest challenge hits the Fed in 80 years and Mr. Bernanke is worried about his own reputation!” -Bill Bonner

Perhaps this is the biggest problem with many of our institutions and politics.  We have leaders with no experience in the real world and care more about their reputation than doing what needs to done.

“The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.” -David Thelen