Thursday, March 8, 2012


     “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”                Bertrand Russell

     “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”                               Albert Einstein  

      “tolerance of ambiguity … involves the ability to recognize and manage the uncertainties in one’s own life and development. It is reflected in the awareness that life is full of uncontrollable and unpredictable events, including death and illness. At the same time, tolerance for ambiguity includes the availability of strategies to manage this uncertainty through openness to experience, basic trust, and the development of flexible solutions.”
     Staudinger UM, Gluck J. Psychological wisdom research: commonalities and differences in a growing field. Annu Rev Psychol 2011; 62: 215-41.

     “Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.      Malcolm S. Forbes

     “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”           Lao-Tzu

Photo: Eddie Soloway


  1. I love this one. The image is beautiful, both the real image and the reflection. Thanks for sharing all the thoughts on certainty...certainty is always a dangerous place to plant oneself.

    1. We do desire certainty, yet ...

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