Posted by The Huggy Merchant on September 12, 2000 at 13:03:48:
In Reply to: Re: Thought for the Day - hmmm, still need the workers and the buyers though posted by The Publisher on September 12, 2000 at 12:16:22:
: : If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
: : (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French Aviator & Writer, 1900-1944)
: dear Madame L'Hugie,
: good suggestion by Brother Antoine, nonetheless... nonetheless... not everyone has imagination, therefore to be taught to long for something, you gotta help them to experience it first... there has to be at least one ship built so you can take them folks on a voyage...
: if you never ate a chocolate, you do not know, neither can you imagine, how divinely it tastes. I have to be able to make you taste one so I can get you hooked.... hence, I need workers to make Willy Wonka's chocolate factory produce the heavenly beguiling stuff....
: Now why did I have to mention chocolaaaaaaaaaaate?!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good point publisher......but I think what Antoine was getting at is that inspiration and motivation is the key to getting things done. Using your mmmmm chocolate analogy......it would be easier to get someone to bake a cake for the first time by describing how wonderful it smells, how luscious it tastes, how it melts in your mouth.....rather than by just handing out a recipe.
Right, have to go get chocolate NOW!
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