muses of the moment

May 7, 2014

Sage advice

Filed under: Odds 'n ends — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 1:09 am

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I knew the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

– Albert Einstein

It is the question that determines the answer. Ask the right question in the true context of the situation and the solution is clear. Many today are asking the wrong question, mainly because they ask it in a limited context. Asking the wrong questions for 55 minutes is not failure, it is wisdom.


  1. My “question” is how to best prepare myself for the upcoming global economic collapse (2015.75 – Armstrong). Yours?

    Comment by MikePhila — May 7, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

  2. Better yet, it’s useful to know history. What worked before, and better yet what didn’t work, can narrow your search for the right answer. Doing the opposite of what is popular will not necessarily work, because there are hundreds of ways of being wrong.

    Some of those ways will partially work, but they require you be immoral and this leads to bad outcomes. The problem of unemployment could be cured by theft, but that puts you at odds with your neighbors. Those neighbors could fight back, even if the police never find you.

    Comment by LG Wheeler — May 9, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

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