Challenges to Comprehension Implied by the Logo
of Laetus in Praesens
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28th September 2009 | Draft

If....

Surrogates and tokens obscuring the existential "gold standard"

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Introduction

   

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

be financially supported

make a million

avoid backbiting and undermining

be awarded and honoured -- Nobel

expect to avoid mistakes

conventional career advancement

depend on peer review

acquire ownership

expect immediate reaction and impact in conventional terms

expect rapid

expect fruitful feedback

expect interest and attention

expect appreciation

avoid exposure to sabotage and undermining

assume belong to a secret dangerous cult

focus on form and substance

appreciate creativity rather than procedure

expect humour not to be taken seriously

expect serious not to be taken humorously and levity

expect comprehension rather than incomprehension

suspected of hidden motivations and agendas

understood by family and friennds

but if you want to learn and understand efficacy (Decl Indepen)

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