What do you discuss?

Eleanor_RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” The funny thing is, we have probably all done all three. We’ve discussed ideas, events and people with family, friends, and co-workers.Some people find that discussing ideas is the hardest so they stay in the area of discussing events and people.

I found this in Wikipedia: The capacity to create and understand the meaning of ideas is considered to be an essential and defining feature of human beings. Think about that for a minute. It was through an idea that you are able to fly on a plane and get to a destination faster than driving a car. It was through an idea you are able to drive a car to go to work and not have to walk there. It is through ideas that products are invented that make our lives easier. It is through ideas alliances are formed between countries for the betterment of both and their people. It is through ideas our lives are made better. But most important is that through ideas our dreams become reality.

Henry David Thoreau said, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” What he didn’t tell you was what you imagined came from an idea.

Ideas are the fuel that moves us forward.

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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