STREET DOGS: It is up to you

A PIANO sits in a room, gathering dust. It is full of the music of the masters, but in order for such strains to flow from it, fingers must strike the keys … trained fingers, representing endless hours of disciplined dedication. You do not have to practise. The piano neither requires it nor demands it. If, however, you want to draw beautiful music from the piano, that discipline is required…. You do not have to pay the price to grow and expand intellectually. The mind neither requires it nor demands it. Light won’t automatically shine upon you nor will truth silently seep into your head by means of rocking-chair osmosis. It’s up to you. It’s your move. — Chuck Swindoll

I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest, sometimes not even the most diligent, but they are learning machines. They go to bed every night a little wiser than they were when they got up and boy does that help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you … so if civilisation can progress only with an advanced method of invention, you can progress only when you learn the method of learning.

Nothing has served me better in my long life than continuous learning. I went through life constantly practising (because if you don’t practise it, you lose it) the multidisciplinary approach and I can’t tell you what that’s done for me.

It’s made life more fun, it’s made me more constructive, it’s made me more helpful to others, and it’s made me enormously rich. You name it, that attitude really helps. — Charlie Munger

You can read your eyes out and still won’t have read half enough … the illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. — Alvin Toffler

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