From all my schooling, from all my life experience...it's odd what I remember. The things that stick in my head often aren't the things that I might have expected would stick.
From my three long, intense years at Yale Law School, I feel that very little remains lodged in my brain.
I do often use the phrase "res ipsa loquitur" in conversation (only a lawyer would do that).
And I do often remember the words of my Business Administration professor: "The investor is wise who diversifies." I love a rhyming admonition!
Over time, I've learned that it's wise to diversify -- not just for investing, but with friendships, work, hobbies, everything.
I write about Winston Churchill in my short, unconventional biography Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill. One of my favorite Churchill quotations -- there are so many that it's hard to choose -- is what he wrote about hobbies, in his delightful book Painting as a Pastime.
"To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real."
The rhyming advice that I learned in law school turns out to apply to many situations in life.
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