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Time to Think

Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest. ~Author Unknown

Unfortunately not many people want to take time to think. They want other people to do the thinking for them. No wonder Thomas A. Edison said, “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think;  and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”

There is no challenge in this world that cannot be solved; it only requires for people to think. When you think, it is like having a conversation with yourself. You ask you questions and you answer them. You think through your challenges and you formulate a plan to overcome them. 

Nobody living in this world knows you better than you know you; you know when you are lying to others (and to yourself), when you are being sensitive or insensitive, when you are being productive or non-productive, when you are being reactive instead of proactive, and when you are being absolutely lazy! 

I guess I now understand why Apple uses the slogan, “Think Different”. Perhaps they too had realized what Scott Westerfeld meant when he said, "Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”

To be different, you got to think different. To get different results, you got to think up new ways of doing things. 

Remember, thinking gives you an opportunity to have a conversation with yourself. 

Ensure it is an intelligent conversation….. and you cannot have an intelligent conversation with someone who has an empty mind. Feed your mind with the right information, and you will have an intelligent conversation with you and others around you.

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” ~ A.A. Milne [War With Honour, 1940]

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