Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Starbucks Thoughts.

As I sit at my desk, reflecting on the sadness that comes with the bottom of a cup of coffee, I read something that really made me think about my day.
"Flying by myself in a tiny aircraft over lonely woods: I have no one to blame
if I make a bad judgement, and the laws of physics won't listen to my excuses.
What would my life be like if I always had to take full responsibility?"

- Mark Olson (Taken from my Starbucks cup The Way I See It #128)

What would this do to our days if people thought of this kind of thing every time they had a decision to make?


Karl Fisch said...

I think it would be hard to get up in the morning.

But it makes a good point about taking full responsibility for our actions - something that we not only need to talk to our students about, but remind ourselves about as well.

Cara S. said...

Depending on your personality, you probably take this quote too seriously or not seriously enough. Mr. Hatak, I would wager that you typically go with option one and have the weight of the world on your shoulders. A compliment to you and the sincerity with which you conduct yourself. I think our students choose option two most of the time and could really benefit from taking more responsibility for themselves. Probably something that comes with age...