Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just Wondering ...

Last week, when I was listening to a panel of women executives they were asked what good advice had they received that made a difference? The most successful of the bunch said, "My father told me that I have two ears and one mouth, use them in that proportion." I'm wondering ... would he have offered those words of wisdom to a son?

Oh, I understand, of course, about the idea that you won't learn anything if you're always talking and not listening and it's good advice. As a woman turned on by Betty Fridan, Gloria Stseinam, et al, I cannot help having this reaction. But I have an answer that doesn't necessarily apply to women in business. It is that I also have ten fingers and was advised to learn to type long, long ago That skill made rapid self-expression possible, with or without thinking things through before the keyborad gets tickled.

Happily those ten fingers also learned how to sew. That too has brought me an avenue for self-expression few of the other gender enjoy. That's today's bit of contemplation.

1 comment :

Niki said...

Thank you BUNCHES for joining my Just Us Quilters list! hugs.