Yesterday, I saw a quote in my friend’s (Destination Infinity) blog:
“Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
He had raised a valid point.
Can anything be done without people? If no, what can be the essence of Roosevelt’s words? Among many others, I also pondered about this thought. What could these words possibly mean?
I agree that nothing can indeed be done without people. Then, I thought further…
Maybe, great minds don't think what others might think about their ideas... Average minds may not think about the events (consequences)... Only small minds complain; fear the consequences and blame people for everything they could not do.
It might also mean that great minds are visionaries who think for a better future. Average minds look at the past. And small minds just talk; about you and me… every others!
Or in complex terms, it states – Don’t gossip: Act!!!
It is indeed a matter of perception and how we look at things... Do we want to pass on the blame and breathe on excuses? Or should we just concentrate on what we or what others (even ourselves at times) are incapable of?
Anyways... a great thought provoker indeed...
After all, at the end of the day, anything that makes us think is worth reading!