"All things are ready, if our minds be so!" Henry V says in Shakespeare's play. How can our minds be ready? By practice ... by working, constantly, on sorting out right from wrong ... by thinking issues through in advance ... by anticipating complexity and ambiguity ... and by striving to develop habits of virtue in small things, so that as big challenges loom we wait at the ready, like a goalie poised and prepared to spring into action when the moment arrives.

Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 21:50:07 (EDT) = 1999-07-27

TopicLiterature - TopicMind - TopicLife

(correlates: DiffuseConsciousness, WarGames, LearningFromAdversity, ...)