What became even funnier was the background I occasionally use of a photo I took in the winter of a cob-web.
It is hard to be an Outsider.
It is hard to go it alone.
We humans aren’t designed for prolonged battles of isolation;
Better to fail in a failed system than to undertake an experiment with the same outcome.
Inspection does not engender a feeling of trust; even when you have little trust in the people in your organisation responsible for your welfare, better usually, the devil you know.
Yes, it is a topsy-turvy world, one of contradictions, complications, improvement and innovation.
What links the 12th Century mystic/philosopher/physician with the 20th Century martial artist/philosopher/actor? They are joined through their philosophical interpretation of improvement, learning and growth. This all started with me writing about a recent incident at work and was followed by a discussion on quality improvement and learning. If you step sideways, you can connect theContinue reading “Maimonides and Bruce Lee”
Could you Facetime your doctor when you are on holiday in Greece rather than having to wade through the complexities of health insurance (yes, Brexiters) and a foreign health system?
‘Did my dad die because someone didn’t follow policy, didn’t pay attention or, was the outcome inevitable?’ ‘Might my mum have survived the operation if she had a different surgeon or she was at a different hospital?’
You are unconscious, the focus for the doctors and nurses is maintaining your physiology with particular attention to your brain and heart.
As modern humans we are the best of the best – most of us are perhaps not as perfect as the Olympians strutting their stuff at Rio, but, pretty damn good.
How to change the system?
The essence of this is not to not do nothing, but, when we act, whether that act is big – going to war, or small, deciding to smile, there is a likelihood that the effects will reverberate far into time and space.
One of Bruce’s other sayings was that JKD was ‘a circle without a circumference’ I think I might be starting to understand where he was heading with that idea.