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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 27, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"I would rather be ashes than dust. I would rather my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than it be stifled in dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not just exist. I shall use my time." - Jack London

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Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


"The Law of Volunteering"
If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead.

"The Law of Avoiding Oversell"
When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse.

"The Law of Self Sacrifice
When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.

"Weiler's Law"
Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.

"Conway's Law"
In any organization there is one person who knows what is going on. That person must be fired.

"Law of Cybernetic Entomology"
There is always one more bug.

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One day, after depositing my wife and three-year-old daughter in a taxi during a torrential thunderstorm in New York City, I turned to run back to my office. But I stopped when I heard the taxi honking and saw the driver gesturing wildly for me to return to his vehicle.

Splashing through the pouring rain, I went back to the cab, and the foreign-born driver admonished me, "You forgot hug and kiss!"

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


Women have a keener sense of smell than men.

By simply smelling a piece of clothing, most people can tell if it was worn by a woman or man.

Each of us has an odor that is, like our fingerprints, unique.

One result, researchers say: Much of the thrill of kissing comes from smelling the unique odors of another's face.

Smells stimulate learning. Students given olfactory stimulation along with a word list retain much more information and remember it longer.

Many smells are heavier than air and can be smelled only at ground level.

We can smell best if we take several short sniffs, rather than one long one.

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