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Gimme that stick.

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

 

The Curious among us are the Discoverers, the Scientists, the Artists and the Inventors. These are the Nonconformists, the Loners whose lives would reveal nothing new if held to the rigid view of the Rule- Makers the inner voices of the curious drowned out by the Voice of Dissension.

We also have among us the Anti Conformists who have little if anything to do with Conformity or the lack thereof. These people struggle against everything society has to offer. We call them Rebels Without a Cause.

And the Rule Makers…these are the voice of society; they want to be Leaders but they are generally the best of the Followers, ever “mindful” of jagged rocks and stony crags. “If it works, don’t fix it” they cry; if we followed their advice we would still be riding in a horse-drawn buggy or worse, we could still be afoot.

The Rule Makers bind themselves and others by stopping progress when the safety of all appears to be greatly improved by the  Discoveries of the Non Conformists.

And now…

If this handful of words encourages you to decide to which group you want to belong, then grab a stick, close your eyes and start swinging at Life’s  Pinata. You will soon break something (a rule?) or change nothing (settle for the current level of safety) or  hang on to that stick and strike occasionally at something or if your safe place suddenly becomes dangerous and you fall and hurt yourself, then use that stick to rise above it all and use it as an aid to moving forward until another opportunity to change, presents itself, “‘Urrah”.

So…

Is it wise to get the most important information that life has to offer by repeating the voice of the Discoverers? Or would we learn best  what the Discoverers have to offer by becoming Discoverers ourselves?   Gimme that stick.

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Lee Broom

 

CURIOSITY

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CURIOSITY

Curiosity killed the cat, caught the catfish and fed Fred. Curiosity is the key to change, discovery and the next thing. Without curiosity there would be nothing new; there would be no joy, no one to read these words. Curiosity feeds fin, fowl and the hairy beast; it draws us to the stars and transforms chimps to champs as the pursuit of solutions straightens the back, calms the brow and finds more and more uses for finger dexterity.

Curiosity compels those who possess it to improve; it enhances desire and defines progress. Plato possessed it. You and I possess it as does the rat in the Skinner cage.

Curiosity gives way to discovery, change and an opportunity to gather knowledge. What will we learn? Can we depend on what we learn? Knowledge often disappoints. Today’s knowledge is soon replaced or enhanced by tomorrow’s startling revelation. We depend heavily on that which promises to fulfill our need for Truth.

To know only a desire to satisfy the most temporary needs of the moment must be the most desperate approach to life, though I doubt that such knowledge is disturbing to chimps.

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CRUMBS     The Book: Intro
Lee B room
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AN ENQUIRING MIND IS AN OPEN MIND.

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AN ENQUIRING MIND IS AN OPEN MIND.

 

An enquiring mind is an open mind.

An enquiring mind is a scholarly mind.

An enquiring mind has nothing to prove.

An enquiring mind cherishes freedom.

An enquiring mind will fight to the last breath to defend freedom and the right to refuse to conform.

 

A compliant mind cherishes fairness.

A compliant mind resents those who prioritize freedom over fairness.

A compliant mind places the community before self.

A compliant mind is an obedient mind having abdicated the need for freedom.

A compliant mind is easily controlled having relinquished the responsibility of self.

A compliant mind serves he who comes first. By placing the community first, this self is last in line.

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RESEARCH (I’M FINE – HOW ARE YOU?)

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RESEARCH
A dialogue between Studious, Curious Abner and his pessimistic , occasionally caustic, more-or-less-a-friend,  The Psychedelic Toad.

 

Psycho: Good morning Abba-dabba; whatcha reading?

Abner: Dude, I’m trying to learn something new here if ya don’t mind.

Psycho: Learnin’ how to tie yer shoelaces, are ya?

Abner: Cute. Leave me to my studies, please.

Psycho: Curious, studious, modulus Abner.

Abner: Modolus, shmodolus. That’s new; what’s modulus?

Psycho: Mathematical elasticity.

Abner: Such as…

Psycho: Such as…How long it takes you to think up a lie as related to the perceived gullibility of the person or persons being deceived, compared to similar data in place for the modus operandi governing auto-deception.

Abner: Such as  knowing how many warts you have on that ugly mug of yours and insisting that you must have many more of these toadly beauty marks than you believe you have?

Psycho: My, you are a grin-less grump today; I think I’d better find a toadstool to sit upon and amuse my confused memory muscles.

Abner: Later, Warthog.

Psycho: Back atcha, Studly.

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 Lee Broom

CURIOSITY

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CURIOSITY
Introduction to CRUMBS by Lee Broom

Curiosity killed the cat, caught the catfish and fed Fred.

Curiosity is the key to change, discovery and the Next Thing. .

Curiosity feeds fin, fowl and the hairy beast; it draws us to the stars and transforms chimps to champs.

Curiosity inspires the pursuit of solutions, straightens the back, calms the brow and finds more and more uses for finger dexterity.

Curiosity got us this far…How far shall we go?

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Lee Broom

Gimme that stick.

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

 

The Curious among us are the Discoverers, the Scientists, the Artists and the Inventors. These are the Nonconformists, the Loners whose lives would reveal nothing new if held to the rigid view of the Rule- Makers the inner voices of the curious drowned out by the Voice of Dissension.

We also have among us the Anti Conformists who have little if anything to do with Conformity or the lack thereof. These people struggle against everything society has to offer. We call them Rebels Without a Cause.

And the Rule Makers…these are the voice of society; they want to be Leaders but they are generally the best of the Followers, ever “mindful” of jagged rocks and stony crags. “If it works, don’t fix it” they cry. =; if we followed their advice we would still be riding in a horse-drawn buggy or worse; we could still be afoot.

The Rule Makers bind themselves and others by stopping progress when the safety of all appears to be greatly improved by the  Discoveries of the Non Conformists.

And now…

If this handful of words encourages you to decide to which group you want to belong, then grab a stick, close your eyes and ans start swinging at Life’s  Pinata. You will soon break something (a rule?) or change nothing (settle for the current level of safety) or  hang on to that stick and strike occasionally at something or if your safe place suddenly becomes dangerous and you fall and hurt yourself, then use that stick to rise above it all and use it as an aid to moving forward until another opportunity to change, presents itself. ” ‘Urrah”.

So…

Is it wise to get the most important information that life has to offer by repeating the voice of the Discoverers? Or would we learn best  what the Discoverers have to offer by becoming Discoverers ourselves?   Gimme that stick.

lee_broom
Lee Broom

 

AN ENQUIRING MIND IS AN OPEN MIND.

 

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AN ENQUIRING MIND IS AN OPEN MIND.

 

An enquiring mind is an open mind.

An enquiring mind is a scholarly mind.

An enquiring mind has nothing to prove.

An enquiring mind cherishes freedom.

An enquiring mind will fight to the last breath to defend freedom and the right to refuse to conform.

A compliant mind cherishes fairness.

A compliant mind resents those who prioritize freedom over fairness.

A compliant mind places the community before self.

A compliant mind is an obedient mind having abdicated the need for freedom.

A compliant mind is easily controlled having relinquished the responsibility of self.

A compliant mind serves he who comes first. By placing the community first, this self is last in line.