And then what?

If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing. William Edwards Deming 1900 – 1993 Throughout our school years, we were conditioned to answer questions asked in class and on exams. We became accustomed to thinking that the key to success is having the right answers. But if you take a close look at the most successful people in life, you’ll find that their strength is not in having the right answers, but in asking the right questions. I’d like to give you a great question that will help you in all aspects of life: …
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Are we smarter than monkeys?

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re probably right. Henry Ford 1863 – 1947 The following is an interesting story based on the research of G. R. Stephenson–though it’s probably been embellished a bit. Five monkeys were placed in a cage. There was a ladder in the cage, and at the top of the ladder was a bunch of bananas. There was also a fire hose. The first monkey to spot the bananas started up the ladder, eager to indulge its appetite. The fire hose spewed ice cold water on all the monkeys. A few …
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Snakes, wasps and mosquitoes

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900 If I asked you whether you’d prefer to be in a room with a snake, a wasp or a mosquito, which would you choose? If you’re like most people, you don’t want to be anywhere near a snake, and wasps would likely come in┬ásecond. You’d probably say, “Bring on the mosquito; it’s easy to swat.” We know snakes can be deadly. Wasps can be deadly too, if you’re allergic to them — and even if you aren’t, their bites can be pretty painful. …
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