LET PEDESTRIANS DEFINE THE WALKWAYS

A new green college campus was built, but one thing was still debated:

Where in the grass should we put the paved walkways?

Some felt the walkways should be around the edges, to leave the center green and untouched.

Some felt the walkways should cut diagonal, connecting all buildings to all buildings.

One professor had the winning idea: Don’t make any walkways this year. At the end of the year, look at where the grass is worn away, showing us where the students are walking. Then just pave those paths.

Source | Derek Sivers

CONSIDER THIS

Resist the urge to figure everything out in advance. The beginning of everything  is laced with a beautiful kind of ignorance. When people expect you to make decisions in advance, get in the habit of saying, “I don’t know yet”.

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Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

2 thoughts on “LET PEDESTRIANS DEFINE THE WALKWAYS”

  1. “Resist the urge to figure everything out in advance. The beginning of everything is laced with a beautiful kind of ignorance.” <— Yes, yes, yes.

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