Quotations – 20-October

‘They say when one door of happiness closes, another opens. But the problem is — we look so long at the closed door that we never notice the open one.” — Helen Keller

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” — Stephen Covey

“The good is often the enemy of the best.” — Unknown

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller

“From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape.” — Ludwig van Beethoven

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Nielsen Media Research recently announced that during the 2004-05 season, the average American household watched TV an average of 8 hours, 11 minutes per day.

Per day! Average! Arghh! I can’t stand it. I’m stunned. If you don’t believe it, the press release is available here:


In a related statistic, Nielsen reports that the average American household receives 100 channels of TV programming.

On a completely unrelated topic, I’m searching for a study that would explain the mysterious root cause behind the following maladies plaguing Americans:

  • Decline in physical fitness, increase in obesity
  • Decline in student achievement, particularly in math and science
  • General “lack of available time” to:
  • Focus on relationships
  • Spend time with God

If somebody could identify the root cause, they would really be on to something.

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