The Power of Human Ingenuity

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How can you talk if you haven't got a brain? asked Dorothy. I don't know, replied Scarecrow, but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking. Quote from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

“What are you going to do about it?”

My grandmother was chastising me for whining about how life wasn’t fair – or some other perceived injustice.

What could I do about it! I was only a kid. It’s someone else's job to fix it! Or at least I thought so. 

Instead of letting me pass off responsibility to fix my issue, she asked me question after question, leading me to discover what and how I could fix it. 

This became the routine between my grandmother and me. I would raise a problem and she would start asking me her endless questions. I thought it was quite annoying until it became core to my own creative process.

The life lesson — Never underestimate yourself or the power of human ingenuity. When you see a problem in the world, unleash your creativity and innovate a solution. 

Less talk. More do. 

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