Resistance is usually futile

August 3, 2010
Image by Annette Margulies

Werner Erhard.

Remember him?

The founder of est, a program which for most of us is now a distant memory (if a memory at all).

Part mystic, part scam artist and part transformation guru, Werner synthesized a whole bunch of philosophy to come up with simple, but complex, aphorisms.
Some of them were helpful hints to life.

Talking with a girlfriend the other day, this one came to mind:

Ride the horse in the direction it is going.

Sometimes it’s good to remember that we can rail against the fates all we want, but it’s not going to change what is. It’s just going to make us crazy.

Sometimes, we just have to go with the flow.

(I guess Werner did leave me with something, after all.)

One comment on “Resistance is usually futile
  1. Anonymous says:

    HAHAHAHA good one! I was floored to find out Albert Einstein said this one…”The definition of insanity if trying the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”

    I think part of getting old is when you can finally see the futility in your struggles.

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