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Wisdom From the Mouths of Ancient Greece, Football Coaches and a "Cyberpunk"

August 28, 2011 - Joselyn King
While on the Web this week, I came across three separate quotes worth remembering -- and sharing with others.

-- "When all is said and done --- there is usually more said than done."

This is attributed to both ancient Greek literary writer Aesop and coach Lou Holtz (an Ohio Valley native, of course). But I'm guessing Aesop said it first.

Just proof times really don't change much -- whether it's a staff meeting among subcontractors looking to build the Acropolis circa 460 B.C., or a coaching staff looking to iron out problems in the backfield.

"You're talking about Congress, aren't you?" one of my Facebook friends asked me after I posted this quote.

It's applicable. But I don't think the spinning of wheels is exclusive to the House and Senate -- be the members Boehner, Pelosi and McKinley, or Pericles, Eucleides, or Cleisthenes.

Now, let's let the new coach speak. . .

--"Change is inevitable, growth is optional," says Ohio State football coach Luke Fickell.

I have to work on this one myself. I hate change. When Kroger rearranges the store, it just makes me mad.

And why is it the neighbor you like is always quick to leave? Meanwhile the drug dealers next door -- they don't leave even after being evicted?

As for the overall state of the world, it seems we have plenty of change in our pockets these days. It just doesn't seem to be growing into dollars.

-- "Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by . . . " (Insert word here, and think back ends of horses, or "arses.") Credit this one to writer William Gibson, who research tells me was the originator of the "cyberpunk" literary genre.

I think that one is self-explanatory.


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