A Great List

A List

In my teens I was trained as an engineer. It’s true I haven’t worked in the industry for many years but there is something about that kind of early training that stays with you for the rest of your life.

I don’t know why. It’s almost a kind of philosophy. A world view. Most definitely it give you a practical way of looking at things. Furthermore, practical or not, you find it applies to all areas of your life from the most solid physical to the purely abstract. Sounds strange I know but I have no doubt other engineers will know what I mean.

Why do I mention this? Because there is a saying, “When an engineer doesn’t know what to do he/she makes a list.” And do you know what, there’s a lot of truth in it.

So, here is a list I came across the other day. The author is unknown. I wonder if he or she was an engineer?

Anyway, it’s a good list and one that is worth contemplating when you are not quite sure what’s going on anymore. So don’t allow yourself to feel down or get depressed. Go to a quiet place, sit down and meditate on the following 12 points.

1. The value of time

2. The success of perseverance

3. The pleasure of working

4. The dignity of simplicity

5. The worth of character

6. The power of example

7. The influence of life

8. The obligation of duty

9. The wisdom of economy

10. The virtue of patience

11. The improvement of talent

12. The joy of originating

Post: © 2013 by David Meredith.

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David Meredith
Not An Authority On Anything.
Härnösand den 26 april 2013.
Web Site Home Page: www.dasanka.net
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