The Monday Morning Quote #677

“Strategy is not just where you are going. It is also how you are going to get there. Often, people think that if they tell you where they are going, then they have a strategy – no, they have a statement, not a strategy.”

Camille Fournier

The Monday Morning Quote #676

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realise, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.”

Alanis Obomsawin

Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, is pictured in Toronto on Sept.12, 2002. There’s an urgency to Alanis Obomsawin’s politically charged work, so much so that the veteran filmmaker says she’s had no choice but to take on five different projects more or less at the same time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Monday Morning Quote #675

Life is like a game of cards.

The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.”

Jawaharal Nehru

The Monday Morning Quote #674

The difference between the novice and the master is simply that the novice has not learnt, yet, how to do things in such a way that he can afford to make small mistakes. The master knows that the sequence of his actions will always allow him to cover his mistakes a little further down the line. It is this simple but essential knowledge which gives the work of a master carpenter its wonderful, smooth, relaxed, and almost unconcerned simplicity.

Christopher Alexander

The Monday Morning Quote #673

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such” 

Henry Miller – writer.

The Monday Morning Quote #672

“But you know as well as I, patriotism is a word; and one that generally comes to mean either my country, right or wrong, which is infamous, or my country is always right, which is imbecile.”

Spoken by Dr Stephen Maturin in the first of Patrick O’Brian‘s Aubrey & Maturin novels, Master and Commander. Stephen, part Irish & part Catalan, is discussing his disillusion following the failure of the 1798 rebellion.

The Monday Morning Quote #671

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

Douglas Adams

Here author Douglas Adams poses holding a copy of the book which has “Don’t Panic” written on the front cover. 29th November 1978. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

Pandemic Doctor Abuse

A poll by the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested that more than a third of doctors have faced abuse from patients or their family and friends during the pandemic.

The situation was worse for GPs where more than half of respondents said they had to deal with abuse in the past month.

Among the main findings from the doctors’ union were that:

  • 37% of all respondents had experienced verbal abuse first-hand in the most recent month – including 51% of GPs and 30% of hospital doctors
  • One in 5 GPs reported being threatened
  • 51% said they had witnessed violence or abuse against other staff, which rose to 67% for doctors working in general practice
  • Hospital doctors were most likely to report abuse of nurses (87%) or other doctors (65%)
  • 67% of GPs) said their experience of abuse, threatening behaviour, or violence had deteriorated in the past year
  • Most respondents said dissatisfaction with service or treatment access was the main reason behind the abuse

Via Medscape News

The Monday Morning Quote #670

“The world is changed not by the self-regarding,

but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves.”

P.D. James

photo from The Guardian

The Monday Morning Quote #669

Better keep yourself clear and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

George Bernard Shaw
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