well, I still need to put things together before re-starting to post something here… but since I’ve read this here this morning… well I decided to post it!
Maybe it’s the beginning of a new good posting phase… 🙂
“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it.
Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order.
It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones”.
Sherlock Holmes in Sir Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Series: A Study in Scarlet.
I liked the text. I really liked it.
Sometimes we spend too much time trying to put too much in our brains. And then we forget to focus our efforts in one or other direction.
It is ok if someone does not want to keep any focus…
… but for the ones who want to achieve something – even if it is “only” peace of mind – it would be better to avoid putting too much in his/her brain-attic, and keeping inside only the relevant stuff.
Hm. I think I should do some housekeeping in my brain-attic!! 😉