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Perfection

Just saw this tweet today that cites a quote leading a train of thought that has been holding in the yard for a while.





Indeed, I always tended to agree to that. But, and that is the latest addition, a new insight that one wrong stroke repeated over and over would ruin the gem. It's cliché now to state that "practice makes perfect", however, it's important to add that one must pick the object of perfection very carefully for practicing what you do not desire shall make one perfect in what one does not desire. It's a double edged sword.
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Write. Write more.

Since the beginning of my on and off relationship with blogging software, one thing that has remained consistent is me constantly shying away from writing and publishing publicly the few posts that I write. Writing may not be my forté, but Gregory Ciotti of SparringMind (my newest find and latest addition to my blogroll) says it has psychological benefits -- and I can totally connect with that.

Not only writing, but reading my own old posts is an experience that I am yet to learn to express into words. By the way, if you stopped by here and read all the way to this point -- I would recommend to check out the sparringmind.com.
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Just do it

...because It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. (~Grace Hopper).

That thought so nicely resonates with me today after going through the adventures of a New Yorker, Nikki Sylianteng, who took it upon herself to fix the confusing parking signs in her city and did it right. She mentions Richard Ankrom's adventure back in 2001 as one of her inspirations. Ankrom just went ahead and fixed a freeway sign calling it "Guerilla public service" and his change not only helped people driving on the road, but also was so transparent that it went unnoticed for 8 years before the city authorities scrapped the sign board he made – only to accept his change for the new freeway sign board. It is speculated elsewhere that going the route of approaching authorities with the idea and asking them to do it would have taken longer than that. Regardless of the truth in that speculation, it would have indeed taken longer than the turn-around time that Ankrom achieved with his quick and non-intrusive urban intervention. 
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Only race to the top

Was just chatting with a good friend today and one thing that stuck with me in the conversation and is essentially the point he clearly spelt out – 'ruthlessly opt out of race which is to the bottom', 'only race to the top'.
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Random thoughts

 All that lives eternally and stands the test of time is an epitome of artistry.

Just struck with that thought while browsing through pictures of some very old sculptures and historical monuments. Those structures are awe-inspiring, have stood the test of time, and still stand tall and strong to tell a story. 
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Quote of the day (091219)

Those who can't change their mind can't change anything
- George Bernard Shaw


Hmm.. This seems to be getting trendy. This post just looks like the previous. But the quote suits perfectly for the current circumstances around me nevertheless, with someone claiming to be God and never willing to change their mind. Deja Vu, as well!