Monday, November 2

Patch Adamns - How many fingers do you see?

Arthur Mendelson: (showing his hands with the thumb hidden) "How many fingers do you see?"
Hunter Patch Adams:...... .."Four."
Arthur Mendelson:............. "No no! Look beyond the fingers! Now tell me how many you see."
(Patch looks at the fingers)
Arthur Mendelson:........ "You're focusing on the problem. If you focus on the problem, you can't see the solution. Never focus on the problem!"
(Patch looks at Mendelson's eyes)
Hunter Patch Adams (seeing the fingers in double-vision) :......."Eight."
Arthur Mendelson: ....."See what no one else sees. See what everyone chooses not to see... out of fear, conformity or laziness. See the whole world anew each day!"

Never focus on the problem. :)


Sandee said...

The solution is the best thing to focus on I agree. But you need to understand the problem to find a solution.

I do agree that the world is a beautiful place that should be appreciated every single day. I try very hard to do that.

Have a terrific day. :)

Ana said...

Me too. Sometimes it's hard.
Thank you Sandee for your comments.
They help me keep going.

Mike Golch said...

Great posting.

Ana said...

Thank you Mike!