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Sunday, May 01, 2011

The orbits of our lives

As part of my undergraduate Liberal Arts education, I was required to study psychology and philosophy. Some of it I found useful... some perhaps even profound. But none could hold a candle to the following insight that I stumbled upon on a random web site last night:

"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back." ~William D. Tammeus~

I'm not saying that much of my expensive university education was wasted... but jeez, how did they miss something so obvious?!

[William D. Tammeus is an editorial page columnist for The Kansas City Star. He has written for several other newspapers, as well as for Time, Newsweek, The Reader's Digest, and Rolling Stone. He is an elder in Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, and serves on the Heartland Presbytery Committee on Preparation for the Ministry.]

Posted by David Bogner on May 1, 2011 | Permalink


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