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Daily Quota:#sixwords find someone worth following, otherwise lead….

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2009 at 9:49 am

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."- John quincy Adams (American President,Diplomat)

"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be." – Rosalynn Carter (Former US first lady, envoy, mental health advocate) 

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”-Thomas J. Watson, Sr. (Founder of IBM)

"Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach." – Rosabeth Moss Kantor (Business  and change management expert, Proffessor)

Whatever you are, be a good one.”-Abraham Lincoln quotes (American President)

Look for those who belive as you belive not in detail but in values.
Look hard for those things that are already up and running.
Join-in, help, make progress.

Find someone worth following, if not then lead.

If eveyone's leading no one is.

-urban ascetic (ordinary guy)

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Daily Quota: No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to…

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2009 at 9:10 am

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."  – Muhammad Ali(Sportsman, Icon) 

"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." – George Bernard Shaw (Playwright, Author)

"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." -Franklin D. Roosevelt (US President)

"No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance." – Henry Miller (Author)

"He does not believe that does not live according to his belief ." -Sigmund Freud (Psychoanalyst, psycolo psychologist gist)

If you weren't you would you believe in you ?
Are you right ? -urban ascetic (ordinary guy)

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Inspiring creativity, learning by building , interesting LA times article

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Image and story Via: LA Times 
Successful Integrated cross disciplinary learning at charter school. 
Story of  independent charter used to do things differently ,dodge bureaucracy and achieve higher educational standards. 

The telling thing for me is how engaged the kids quoted are, turned on rather than turned off by high-school education.
Not so much a case of charters leading to success as charters giving an opportunity to fail or succeed differently.
More freedom means more scope to make mistakes but also more chances to inspire, great work 😉

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*Awake* /Thank you, for I was sleeping when you found me….. #poetry

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Thank you,
for I was sleeping when you found me.
Awake, now I am singing.
I have found my voice.
I will shout the moon and claim the stars.

– urban ascetic

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7 key Japanese Zen #design principles: #sixwords Everything, without exception, constantly in flux.

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Inspiration from the east,each philosophy unique, yet each unified  loved this.

The Zen principles of Aesthetics are derived from the Buddhism beliefs of Anicca or Impermanence where “everything, without exception, is constantly in flux, even planets, stars and gods”. (Wikipedia)



FUKINSEI (imbalanced)

Asymmetry, odd numbers, irregularity, unevenness, imbalance is used as a denial of perfection as perfection and symmetry does not occur in nature.



Elimination of ornate and things of simplicity by nature expresses their truthfulness. Neat, frank and uncomplicated.



Basic, weathered bare essentials that are aged and unsensuous. Evokes sternness, forbiddance, maturity and weight.



Raw, natural and unforced creativity without pretence. True naturalness is to negate the naive and accidental.


 (subtle profound)

Suggest and not reveal layers of meaning hidden within. Invisible to the casual eye and avoiding the obvious.



Transcendence of conventional and traditional. Free from the bondage of laws and restrictions. True creativity.



Silence and tranquility, blissful solitude. Absence of disturbance and noise from one’s mind, body and surroundings.

Source: Swiss miss,Thinking aloudAen Direct

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Daily Quota: You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were….

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 8:32 am

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'” -George Bernard Shaw quotes (Literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist)

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” -Albert Einstein quotes (Physicist, Philosopher)

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."  – Michelangelo(Artist)

 It's your job to find out what you can make better then do it. – urban ascetic (ordinary guy)

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Daily Quota: Nothing limits achievement like small thinking….

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2009 at 8:53 am

Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.” -William Arthur Ward quotes (American dedicated scholar, author, editor, pastor and teacher)

"The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all, doing nothing". – Benjamin Franklin (Statesman, Author, Scientist)

Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people

 Nido Qubein (Motivational speaker and president of High Point University)

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” -Edmund Hillary quotes (Mountain climber and Antarctic Explorer) 

open heart
open mind
determined action. – urban ascetic (ordinary guy)

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Daily Quota: Have a great Christmas…..

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2009 at 8:50 am

"Christmas, children, is not a date.  It is a state of mind."  – Mary Ellen Chase (Author, educator)

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." -Charles Dickens (Author, journalist, orator)

"Christmas is forever, not for just one day,

for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away

like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.

The good you do for others is good you do yourself…"

– Norman Wesley Brooks (Poet)

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men! "

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poet)

Don't be cynical about Christmas, enjoy it for what it is.
If we are lucky it's 
a time of magic for children
a time of togetherness for families
a time for merriment for friendships 
and above all
a time for giving. 
What a lovely holiday. – peace and love – urban ascetic (ordinary guy)

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Daily Quota: What is wisdom ?

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2009 at 8:59 am

"The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil"-Cicero ( Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist)

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how ot do it, and Virtue is doing it."-David Starr Jordan (Educator and peace activist)

"Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him."- Booker T. Washington (Political leader, educator, orator and author)

*What is wisdom?*

To answer a question with a question so that the questioner can see the answer. 

Greater wisdom
To answer a question with a question so that the questioner can be the answer.- urban ascetic (ordinary guy)

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Things they don’t tell you about life (but should)…

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2009 at 9:48 pm

A dose of practical philosophy about the way the world works. 
See the rest at Entertainment Web.

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