Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Words of Wisdom

Even wiser than "let it be" are these words: "It is what it is." Simple, eloquent, undeniably true.

Now, "let it be" is even simpler and similarly eloquent but it is not always true. We can't and shouldn't always let something be, but there is no denying that whatever has happened, it is what it is. You can have a hand in changing what will be, but what has happened is inescapable.

Someone at work suggested that this should be our new motto or tag line. Someone calls, the receptionist answers with the company name followed by, "it is what it is." That would catch many off guard but soon they would come to appreciate the stark simplicity and reality of our tag line. I doubt that David Addison could have done better for the Blue Moon Detective Agency.

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