03/06/22 – Have We Learned Nothing?

CURRENT EVENTS

Have we learned nothing?

If you don’t know who Neville Chamberlain is and what he did, your teachers have failed you. Appeasing dictators never has worked.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Some Bookish Humor

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Death on the Nile

Although I have watched the two earlier versions of Death on the Nile (Post 02/27/22), I did not want to watch the current version until I finished reading this book.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

You may have thought Brigitte Bardot was just a film star, after all she was in 47 films during 1952 to 1973. However, you may not know that she recorded more than 60 songs.

‘L’appareil à sous’ (1963)

By Brigitte Bardot

ART OF THE WEEK

I’m afraid I don’t know anything about the art below; other than,

I Like It

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

President Volodymyr Zelensky

President Volodymyr Zelensky

“As you attack, it will be our faces you see, not our backs.” — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, as Russia invaded his country.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Rochester Performance Gym

Rochester, MI

My first contest of 2022

Bench Press & Deadlift (aka Push/Pull)

CHARACTER TRAITS

Don’t lose family and friends over opinions.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Political Correctness

LEARNING TRAITS

I don’t know if the following is true or not; but if it isn’t true, it should be. 

Albert Einstein once wrote on a chalkboard:
9 x 1 = 9
9 x 2 = 18
9 x 3 = 27
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 5 = 45
9 x 6 = 54
9 x 7 = 63
9 x 8 = 72
9 x 9 = 81
9 x 10 = 91
 
Suddenly. chaos erupted in the classroom because Einstein made a mistake. Obviously, the correct answer to 9 × 10 isn’t 91. And all his students ridiculed him.
 
Einstein waited for everyone to be silent and said:
 
“Despite the fact that I analyzed nine problems correctly, no one congratulated me. But when I made one mistake, everyone started laughing. This means that even if a person is successful, society will notice his slightest mistake.
 
So, don’t let criticism destroy your dreams. The only person who never makes a mistake is someone who does nothing.”

MISCELLANEOUS

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $4.81 with Prime Membership

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

 

 

22 thoughts on “03/06/22 – Have We Learned Nothing?

  1. Happy Sunday, Bill! I always love what I learn reading your posts. Today’s, including Ukraine and their President, is wonderful and true. I love the art work! That child is bigger than life carrying the flag. I very much appreciated the Einstein story too. It’s true people will emphasize the mistake much more than what was done great and correct. I notice all the great things! And I will continue to do so! Take care my friend!

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  2. A superb post, Wm. Death on the Nile is one of my favourite Agatha Christie stories and one of my favourite all time books. I have a copy of nearly everything she wrote. I am looking forward to the new movie. Kenneth Brannagh has brought a whole new flavour to Hercule P.

    The more you read about Einstein, the more you wonder what have we been doing since his passing?

    Everyone should have Neville Chamberlain’s lesson of history seared into their brain. As for the character traits, a masterful saying!

    Without a doubt, I have to agree with your summation re President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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    • Thank you so much for your reply. I have read most all of Agatha Christie’s stories and I believe I have seen every one (I’m going to do another search this coming week)of here stories made into film, except for the new Kenneth Branagh film. I wish I had more faith in the American educational system, but I would be surprised if many have ever heard of Neville Chamberlain. Einstein was about a lot more than physics. President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people are showing us away. Again, thank you so much for your excellent commentary.

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    • It is like we are back in the 1940s, only this time it is Putin and not Hitler. But, I feel like the USA and NATO aren’t doing enough. Appeasement never has worked. Thank you for commenting Crystal.

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