Thursday, August 06, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 8/6/15
“When you really trust someone, you have to be okay with not understanding some things.”  (Gordon Atkinson)  Churchill once described Russia as “a riddle, wrapped in mystery, inside an enigma,” meanings that Russia is hard to understand.  Most of us are like that.  You see what’s on the outside, but the inside is often an enigma.  Do you want to understand someone better?  Try to put yourself in their place.  …and, Hemingway advised, “Listen!”    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  Look and Listen!! Gets one across most cross-way tracks safely without being thrown for a loss!!====JACK:  Stop, Look and Listen is good advice for many situations -- rural Kansas RR xings and Minnesota people mtgs, too.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  I VAGUELY REMEMBERED THAT CHURCHILL QUOTE...IT'S MEMORABLE, ISN'T IT?   MAYA ANGELOU (ONE OF MY FAVORITES!) SAID, "WHEN  PEOPLE SHOW YOU...OR TELL YOU...WHO THEY ARE, BELIEVE THEM THE FIRST TIME". I GUESS THAT IS TRUSTING THEM, AND YES, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE "INSIDE" INFORMATION, WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE, EVEN FAMILY!====JACK:  It's been written that Churchill didn't do well in school.  He was rebellious and independent, but at some point things changed, and he became a proficient writer and speaker.  I once visited Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he made his famous Iron Curtain speech.

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