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Between a doer, a spectator and a thinker, who do you consider yourself to be?


I came across a quote and it made me wonder how people tend to view themselves? “There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

 

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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    This quote is quite misleading - it leads you into the trap of thinking that "doing is good, thinking is not so much" and we are taught to think for ourselves, we are taught to jump the bandwagon and conform blindly.


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Thank you, EP! You said very well what I was struggling to say when I wrote about admiring art and nature. Let us all learn to be, and to be present, aware, and appreciative, whether we are thinking, doing, or looking at life.


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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    We are on the same page - you can't belong to one category only. It's the same as picking between being an eater, a sleeper or a walker. The point is most people don't stop to think. Some people think too much, some never enough.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    True and beautifully poetic in the way you say it. Thanks!

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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    One should never say more than they know and one should never speak unless they carry the truth or have something kind, honest, honorable or helpful to say. I think you have placed yourself on solid ground and can find no fault with your vantage poin


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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    I am quite the same - I tend to think more than act. But the idea is to emphasize our strengths, not our weaknesses. The world needs thinkers just as much as it needs doers. Improvements are thought of by thinkers and then implemented by doers.

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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    True. Inclination to be a thinker or a doer is an inborn characteristic. I firmly believe that thinkers should think and doers should do. We are best in our best capacity, not in our weakest.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Yes, only with passion can we master our use of time and make things happen. I admire thinking, but not excess thinking that arises from blocked passion. I admire watching, but not pulling back to watch arising from blocked passion.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Snerfu, I find your explorations powerful, even though I don't fully understand them. But the last line puzzles me - I find being a doer is simply a choice. Is that not so for you?

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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    There was a great film - about a few captives that escaped a high security prison in Russia, as they set on their course of continuous movement - they realize that the train tracks go only around the same prison. They circle and circle and circle.


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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    "Idle hands are the tool of the devil". Staying busy (within reason) keeps one out of trouble and puts them in places where they can do good. You go girl!!! :0)

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    kallini2010 4 years ago

    Usually the wisest people are not the Speedy Gonzaleses of the world, the wisest are those who have the patience to observe and to analyze. There is an expression that All great things are seen from a distance (vs in the heat of a battle).

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