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Primate evolution! We enjoy the benefits of both opposing thumbs and blame-pointing fingers.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 8, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Our fingers naturally point outwards. Perhaps, that's why we point at others when it's time to place blame.


Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

I developed a serious interest in other people ... in less than 6 decades.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 6, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

From a very early age, I noticed people making mistakes. I didn't just notice it. Their mistakes scraped in my ears, seared my eyes and caused me all sorts of other discomfort, anxiety and annoyance. 

But, in less than 6 decades I managed to get beyond the constant barrage of other people's errors...and, when all the dust cleared, I found myself truly interested in other people.

Better to fix the problem than to fix the blame.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 23, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Winners seek solutions and think of better places.

Losers agonize over problems and fear uncertainty.

Over 2000 years ago, Roman Stoics developed the habit of waiting a day before beating slaves who had erred.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 16, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Speaking of Good Habits & Constructive Criticism...

If those ancient Romans could have that kind of self-control, just think what 21st Century business people could accomplish if they put their minds to it!

Doubters don't build.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 11, 2018

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

Doubters criticize. Doubters demotivate. Doubters question when questions are simply annoying.

In these ways, doubters are destroyers.




Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 10, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Puzzles are part of life. Often they turn out to be doors to opportunities.

Cross words are criticism and constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

And yes, crosswords are puzzles.

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