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an acorn

Understanding something is quite different from knowing it–not unlike the difference between studying horticulture and cultivating your own garden. Knowing means thoughts are inessential to induce you to act; actions erupt from you spontaneously like oak from acorn.

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chemistry, colored flasks

I see it over and over again. Some well-intentioned guy comes in and hits on one of my coworkers: “Hey, I think you’re cute.” He spits out his résumé unsolicited: “I’m a lawyer.” Then he immediately goes for the close: “Can I take you out for dinner sometime?” I’ve seen the same misinformed courtship ritual play out countless times at my local watering hole and at the clubs downtown.

It never works.

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