Friday, 23 September 2011

A workable plan is worth more than a million debates (Part 9 of 10)

Unrealistic expectations are hard to discard because they are based on delusions of entitlement.

Paracelsus felt wrongly entitled to reshape the world according to truth and innovation, even though the great majority of his contemporaries had vested interests in clinging to the past.

As a result, Paracelsus was forced to quit his position at the University of Basel a year later and return to his itinerant life.

Although he was one of the best physicians of his time, he died in poverty before his 48th birthday.

To be continued in the next post.


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