We all have core beliefs, some of mine are summed up here.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! …R.A.H.
There is no such thing as â€˜â€˜Social Gambling. Either you are there to cut the other blokes heart out and eat it–or youâ€™re a sucker. If you donâ€™t like this choice–donâ€™t gamble. (applies to other endevors too). …R.A.H.
Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines…B.F.
Most advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn’t. B.F.
When working on a problem, never think about beauty but when finished, if the solution is not beautiful, it is wrong. …B.F.
Don’t fight forces, use them…B.F.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity! …R.A.H.
There are more, what are some of yours?