More from Marilyn.
Q. Why is it that our high school experiences occupy such a prominent place in our memories?
A. During high school, we develop the most vigorous adult bodies we will ever have. At the same time, we possess the least amount of sense we will ever have. The combination produces many memorable moments!
Q. You stated that everyone who compliments you makes you feel good, and everyone who criticizes you makes you do better next time. But how can you tell the difference between a critic and an enemy?
A. A critic loves to inform you about your various failings. But an enemy will never tell you what you're doing wrong.
Q. What is the essence of intelligence?
A. I'd say objectivity. Objectivity makes the difference between a cognitive leap and jumping to a conclusion.
Q. Is it better to be lucky or skillful?
A. I think it's better to be skillful. I would much rather be operated upon by a surgeon who is skillful than one who is lucky.
Food for thought.