Richard Buckminster Fuller


“Dont fight forces, use them.”

This incredible quote was said by Richard Buckminster Fuller, who was born on the same day as me, exactly 94 years before. In my opinion he was one of the wisest, smartest people in that time. An American philosopher, systems theorist, architect, and inventor, known to many of his friends and fans as “Bucky” Fuller. He created and popularized the terms “Spaceship Earth”, “ephemeralization”, and “synergetics”, and developed numerous inventions, the most famous of which is the geodesic dome.

The quote i am sharing with you today can be seen in many different options, but i see if very encouraging that even in the times when things go not the way you planned, don’t fight it but see in what way it can help you. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Our brains deal exclusively with special-case experiences. Only our minds are able to discover the generalized principles operating without exception in each and every special-experience case which if detected and mastered will give knowledgeable advantage in all instances.

Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that societyoperates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.

I know it sounds a bit philosophical but thats the point.. :)

Love MM