No idea why I find it hilariously funny since it’s a rather obvious statement:
“If you expect a fish to climb a tree it will always be a failure.” I wish someone had mentioned this to me a little earlier. I am no fish but as of today I will stop digging holes.
It’s what I love about Einstein: He nails it. One of my father’s favourites – and he passed it on to me very early on : “Only two things are infinite – the Universe and human stupidity.” I thought it rather cruel of my father (and Einstein). I can’t remember now what percentage my father put human stupidity at, neither does it matter: Though the actual number (in percentages) impressive. Of course, it depends how you define stupidity. I know some truly streetwise people with few brain cells to rub together to intellectual effect. Yet, I wouldn’t call them stupid. I know people high up on the Olympus of society who are unbelievably dense given their education. I know people whose emotional intelligence does not match their sky rocketing IQ.
As to myself: I have been stupid in my life. But at least I know where the stockpot is. Sorry, I meant stopcock. Praying to heaven this translates to American (correctly).