A nation of inquisitive people as some would say is a good one for development. Others may disagree that people in a nation, the citizenry need not concern themselves with anything but productivity; thus working to earn a living or doing some sort of enterprise without any interest outside their arenas.
The advent of social media, generally the advances in communication technology has meant that information more than ever before is available at our finger tips. Whilst as it took months, years to have important information one is looking for unavailable within their locality, nowadays it only takes seconds as in most parts of the world people move about with computers in their pockets in form of mobile phones which can be used to search and access whatever data they want. This however, has made the debate as to whether an inquisitive nation is good or bad for productivity an interesting one.
For people who may be on the side of discouraging citizens inquisitiveness in affairs around them for development, they could point out to support their assertions the number of manhours people spend wastefully nowadays on social media. Often these man hours are spent on idle talk for instant just proving to others that the colour red is red or that hair is hair.
On the other hand, those who may be on the side of encouraging inquisitiveness in nationals on the environment around them to spar development, they could defend this by pointing out that inquisitive minds generally trigger credible productive researches. And research done properly through strong institutions has made most nations we term as super powers to be where they are today.
The quotes for this week are extracted from a book which as a continuation of the theme from the previous week’s one, has potential when read in full for you to realise the potential powers within you. I am sure that the selected quotations below will enlighten you to one or two life lessons towards fulfilling your potential, read and enjoy:
THE SECRET OF THE AGES by Robert Collier
“The evidence of this is all about you. Take up some violent form of exercise – rowing, tennis, and swimming, riding. In the beginning your muscles are weak, easily tired. But keep on for a few days. The ‘Life Principle’ promptly strengthens them, toughens them, to meet their new need. Do rough manual labor – and what happens? The skin of your hands becomes tender, blisters, and hurts. Keep it up, and does the skin all wear off? On the contrary, the ‘Life Principle’ provides extra thicknesses, extra toughness – calluses, we call them – to meet your need. —— All through your daily life you will find this ‘Life Principle’ steadily at work. Embrace it, work with it, take it to yourself, and there is nothing you cannot do. The mare fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor, for when there is nothing to be done, when things run along too smoothly, this ‘Life Principle’ seems to sleep. It is when you need it, when you call upon it ur-gently, that it is most on the job.”
“Now we are entering a new age – the Mental Age – when every man can be his own master, when poverty and circumstance no longer hold power and the lowliest creature in the land can win a place side by side with the highest. —– To those who do not know the resources of mind these will sound like rash statements; but science proves beyond question that in the wellsprings of every man’s mind are unplumbed depths – undiscovered deposits of energy, wisdom and ability. Sound these depths – bring these treasures to the surface – and you gain an astounding wealth of new power.”
“Man, without reasoning mind, would be as the monkeys are – prey of any creature fast enough to pull him to pieces. At the mercy of wind and weather. A poor timid creature, living for the moment only, fearful of every shadow. —– Through his superior mind, he learned to make fire to keep himself warm; weapons with which to defend himself from the savage creatures round about; habitations to protect himself from the elements. Through mind he conquered the force of nature. —– Through mind he has made machinery do the work of millions of horses and billions of hands. What he will do next, no man knows, for man is just beginning to awaken to his own powers. He is just getting an inkling of the unfathomed riches buried deep in his own mind……”
“For Psychologists and Metaphysicians the world over, are agreed in this – that Mind is all that counts. You can be whatever you make up your mind to be. You need not be sick. You need not be unhappy. You need not be poor. You need not be unsuccessful. You are not a mare clod. You are not a beast of burden, doomed to spend your days in unremitting labor in return for food and housing. You are one of the Lords of the Earth, with unlimited potentialities. Within you is a power, which, properly grasped and directed, can lift you out of the rut of mediocrity and place you among the Elect of the earth – the lawyers, the writers, the statemen, the big business men – the DOERS and the THINKERS. It rests with you only to learn to use this power, which is yours – this Mind that can do all things.”