The Dull Ax
INSPIRATIONAL, 20 Nov 2017
A lumber jack worked long hours every day to exhaustion, wasting a lot of time and energy cutting trees with a dull ax.
Someone asked him, “Why don’t you sharpen your ax?”
He replied, “I don’t have time!”
Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. 1986-88 he was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University. He has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 20 Nov 2017.
Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: The Dull Ax, is included. Thank you.
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.