Sunday, May 16, 2010

'nuff said...



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.

~ Robert A. Heinlein ~


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is good. The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. Learn to do it all!

Deb Shucka said...

Whoa! Powerful. I would offer specialization might be for cats, as well. :-)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Conn a ship? WTF!?

Kathryn Grace said...

Ha! Love this. Had to look up "conn a ship". It's not even in this online spell-checker! How wonderful that Heinlein included changing a diaper in his list. What a different world it would be if each of us knew and understood each other's work intimately. How marvelous if we were all simultaneously so self-sufficient and so full of understanding of the other's skills.