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Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Regardless of the speaker it raises interesting ideas, but raises them in a manner which more or less defeats the implied judgment. If it is small-minded to judge people, is that not precisely the effect of this quote?
The richness of our lives is in our connections with others. How we treat others is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. When we criticize others it is because something hurts inside.
It is an attempt to alleviate the hurt, but it never produces more than momentary relief. The underlying problem is our self-image. These things are almost certainly externally rooted. However it happened it caused guilt, anger, or sadness to distort the way we view ourselves.
It is not something often done in a positive way. So what do we do? Try to place someone beneath us. It is an attempt to regain a higher feeling, but it is false. There is no reason to feel bad. It is a wake-up call.
The way to do it is confront and let go of the feelings you have about you. There are a few thousand authors ready to help. Also read these gossip quotes that will help you eliminate rumors from your life at work, at school, or among friends. It just is. What some people do as a profession puts them in the public eye and some of that public seizes on that famous person as, perhaps, an idol. Sometimes the intensity of the interest goes even further.
This diminishes the value the admirer places on himself or herself. It also ignores the humanity of the star, singer, or athlete. It is an effort to ignore ourselves and our poor sense of self by latching onto a positive image. Just like criticism, however, any relief is temporary. There are no small minds. Rather, there are people that hurt and do not know how to heal. Because the hurt is internal, they look to feel Average people discuss events by focusing on external things, including people and sometimes events. That is much more palatable and there is truth in it.
It is very easy to get caught up in the events happening around you. Many of these events affect people around us, perhaps even ourselves. They focus on events and hope for things to happen…because they believe events happen to people, rather than people make events happen. Some take a partial step away and recognize, indeed, people do cause things to happen, but the Average people discuss events capable of these causes and effects—somehow—include just about everyone but themselves.
This pattern of thought is common. Even if it is plain to see how a friend affects change in her life, she may be unable to see it. It comes down to this realization: YOU are responsible for the events you experience. When you received a promotion or raise, how did it happen?
Was it magically bestowed, or was it earned? Reading it here and now, that logic seems flawed, right? I put in the work! You set a desired outcome and took the necessary action to see it come true. Many of us only think in terms of events. I want to be well thought of, so I work hard. Sometimes we borrow intent from others, substitute their vision for our own. We let the company determine our goals. This is just part of the puzzle. Your intent matters. Nothing can replace your desires in terms of motivation.
Your intent and the desired outcome are the ificant factors here, not the actions and subsequent events. Because we cannot always—or even often—prescribe what actions to take. What if your desired outcome is ownership of a yacht? Is there only one way to achieve it? Of course not, so it is your intention that guides and inspires action. Intention your goal is ultimately responsible for the outcome because it initiates every action taken to get there. Put another way, our intent determines every event that occurs on the way to our desired outcome. Think about it.
Our dreams occupy our thoughts. Is the purpose of your efforts to make others happy? Your responsibility is to you first. We cannot make others happy when we are not. We sometimes get stuck in the middle of the equation. How could we not? Many of us had an upbringing where our parents thought the key to happiness was a steady job you worked for plus years then retired. See how that vision lets the individual off the hook? An employer may do many things to attract a quality workforce, but they have no obligation to heed your hopes and dreams beyond how it affects your professional life.
Your intent, your desired outcomes, your goals all give meaning to your actions. If you have difficulty articulating these goals, you are not alone. That is a challenge to overcome. When you do…that is when life ceases to be Average people discuss events series of events.
It becomes something you direct and control. It becomes fulfilling and vibrant. Likewise, a brilliant mind guarantees nothing. Perhaps it is misunderstanding the quote, but the picture is one of a learned group sitting around talking. Maybe the ideas are great, but if they are not executed in some fashion—a scholarly paper or practical application—what happens to the idea? It simply fades.
Thus are the great visionaries of our time condemned to anonymity. An idea needs form of some sort. Nor should we saddle the hopes of someone who has the next great idea with the thought they have to be some sort of genius. The only thing needed is a mind dedicated to realizing the idea. It seems much easier to be commendable, as opposed to great.
Anything that diminishes our perception of what is possible is a limiting belief. How does a commendable mind illustrate an idea? It is all there. We take our idea—our intent—and through inspired action make it a reality.
Here is our new version:. Distracted minds discuss events. Engaged minds expand on ideas. The quote is about the idea that great minds discuss ideas, etc.
That is not discussing people. I did not read the rest of the article. Discussing the ideas and opinions of others does not constitute discussing people, nor judging them. Discussing the latest gossip about what they wore and where they went and with whom — that is small minded. And why even mention that the quote is misattributed without suggesting another name? Sloppy and all based on misguided opinions presented as truth and fact rather than as the opinions that they truly are. The context does matter to how this saying comes across.
A decade ago, I twisted the saying for a good purpose. When my daughter was gossiping meanly with friends about others at school, I would remind them: Small minds talk about other people. Mediocre minds talk about things clothes, cars, accessories, etc. Great minds talk about ideas. Thanks for rethinking the saying, Chris. Perhaps you have heard the little epigram which goes like this: Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people. Those who spend most of their discussion time in talk about people and events are not intellectually mature.Average people discuss events
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