Senica on “The shortness of Life”
Application: The aquisition of knowledge is not the same as the application of knowledge.
Idle information is like having no information at all. Unless it is activated and put into application is it harmless and useless.
can’t make a pig fly.
they are unteachable, and they will be bothered. (they will bite you)
pull on strings don’t push.
pig: who doesn’t know and doesn’t want to learn.
you must always be separating: setting apart the pigs from the innocent ignorant.
pigs are people and there are different category.
avoid philosophy of not helping people.
It’s not judgmental, it’s just reality.
Identify them or they will talk behind your back, take your secrets to the competitors, hurt you.
Strings: Let it comes to you, you must seduce. There are things you can’t just overcome and conquer. Let life come to you. Can’t force things to happen like business. Find the fine line of being impatience.
Serenity prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, Courage to change the things i can and Wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardship is the pathway to peace, taking as he did this sinful world as it is not as i would have it. Trusting that he will make things right if i surrender to his will. That i will be reasonable happy in this life and supremely happy with him in the next.”
Serenity to accept that there are “pigs”that can’t be changed and the “strings” that cannot be pushed on. The wisdom to know the difference. Be decisive and remove people who continue to turn on you and bite you.
Farmers don’t miss meals and are always tired. Urban city ailments sort of just go away in the life style of farmers. In an example of herding, pushing the pigs, they make loud squeals and dig heels in the dirt. We all have been pigs in life and we’ll get around it when we’re good and ready. You take the people who are willing and ready to learn and let the people who aren’t suffer until they get tired of failing and come to you.
Need pain and discomfort to control the pigs. So don’t feed them in the morning and let them come once they know what they need. We need to change the reward structure, think about payrolls in the same manner. Change their reward and pain structure and you CAN change a pig and teach them to fly. Ask are some pigs hopeless? Ask if the problem is you and that you’re impatient.
Thesis and Antithesis. Do not be too patient, after all the seducing, restructuring of your planning, resistance to change is impossible cut these people out. If the rate of Success is worse then 20% you need to cut them out. Sometimes you might burn bridges that shouldn’t be burned don’t give up until you are sure.