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I used to give people pieces of my mind. Now, I know I cannot afford such giveaways.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 15, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Even if I could afford to waste my brain, it's much more fulfilling to cut people up to size.

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

Understanding Fire: That's one of Man's greatest achievements. That applies both externally and internally.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 14, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Where would we be without an understanding of how to use fire?

Wouldn't we be cold and uncomfortable?

Wouldn't we be uninspired?

Wouldn't we be in the dark...at least, half the time?

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Humour | Thought Tweets

Catcheth thou when thou doth protest too much.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 10, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a good reason why Shakespeare put that "doth protest too much" line in Hamlet. Many people are unable to express an objection and leave it at that. Rather, many people express an objection and go on and on...providing either gory details or more examples, or both.

Now I must stop here before I too doth protest too much...

...it would, for example, be wrong to deliver a ripe example of this I witnessed as recently as...

The Layman's Mindfulness: use more noggin, do less sloggin.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Mind Your Behaviour: use a little more brain, have a lot less pain. 

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Brain: about the Human Brain | Humour | Thinking as in Think and Grow Rich | Thought Tweets

If you simply must get something out of your system, make it productivity.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 25, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

I believe it was James Watt who first said, "If you want to blow off steam, put it to work."

[I could be wrong about that...]

Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 16, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are skilled at puzzles you deliver value.

When you are skilled at cross words you remove value.

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

 

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