Maggie’s Thought for the Month: Be a First Rate Thinker

Baby Maggie

The dictionary defines a thinker as an intellectually creative person. Therefore, a true thinker, thinks their own thoughts- right?

Maggie was constantly praised for her great thinking skills. She seemed to know the daily schedule, had the ability to solve her own problems (like getting a very large bone thru her doggie door),  and coerce visitors to give her treats.  Maggie solved those expensive doggie games- guaranteed to keep your pet entertained for hours- within minutes. She was a first rate thinker!

In today’s world, we often ridicule people for not thinking the same way. Don’t we need an eclectic group of thinkers to create a world of diversity? If our world was not filled with diversity, how would we prosper by sharing the same thoughts?  Maybe we should worry less about what people are thinking, and worry more about how we treat each other when our thoughts disagree.

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.”A.A. Milne

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3 thoughts on “Maggie’s Thought for the Month: Be a First Rate Thinker

  1. Linda McAuliffe February 1, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I love the quote by Milne!! It summarizes your article perfectly. Especially in the troubled days ahead, we need to bear in mind that people who celebrate only those individuals of similar thought are limiting their own potential to grow and contribute to our society, their communities, and their families. Communication is key, understanding is necessary, and difference of opinion a healthy indication of our diversity. Common sense and compromise are the desired outcomes.

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    • lindamassucci February 1, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you for your kind words & thoughts on the subject, Lin. I think ‘Common Sense & Compromise’ is the perfect solution to a lot of things!

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      • Linda McAuliffe February 1, 2017 / 8:04 pm

        Unfortunately they both seem to be in short supply these days.

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