Knowledge is happiness

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.-Charles F. Kettering

 

I was in London earlier this week to attend a couple of workshops. My hotel was close to a library which I passed in the morning. Anyone passing by that library can see glass window panels decorated with quotes about learning and culture from figures ranging from Karl Marx to Gandhi to Malcolm X to Germaine Greer. I think it is a great idea and I was spending half an hour to read all of them and even make some notes from them. One of them was this nice expression from Helen Keller: ''Knowledge is power.'' Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -- broad, deep knowledge -- is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heartthrobs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.”

 

Anyway, the workshops were great and went very well especially for me as I didn’t have any experience with multifocal and toric contact lenses and I had the chance to meet some of my highly experienced colleagues at the first night and some new graduates in the second night.  And I had one full morning off to rest, watch TV and do some shopping 

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