Thursday, February 3, 2011

Quote of the Day- "Expect the Minimum"

"If you expect, say 'nothing', in the actual living, bumping against facts, impact with the environment, you will find the facts better than you expected. You will be encouraged. You will not be cynical; you will not be bitter, etc. Life then will be happier for you as living protoplasm reacting to the impact of the environment. Expect the minimum."* 
———Alfred Korzybski

*General Semantics Seminar 1937: Olivet College Lectures, Third Edition. p. 90

1 comment:

pigeon toes said...

The opposite of the principle of least astonishment. I like bumping into the physical and being in the present to observe. Never bored, always appreciative.