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The solution to adult problems tomorrow
by Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Related topics: Family Relationship

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

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Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

The way to do fieldwork is never to
come up for air until it is all over.
- Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
- Margaret Mead

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
- Margaret Mead

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

Life ... is like a parachute jump:
you have to get it right the first time.
- Margaret Mead

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to
live all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The pains of childbirth were altogether different
from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain.
These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
- Margaret Mead

Prayer does not use up artificial energy,
doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute.
Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
- Margaret Mead

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump:
you have to get it right the first time.
- Margaret Mead

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors,
woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile
and never directly inherited.
- Margaret Mead

Thanks to television, for the first time
the young are seeing history made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

I have a respect for manners as such,
they are a way of dealing with people
you don't agree with or like.
- Margaret Mead

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.
- Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
- Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
- Margaret Mead

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values,
we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities,
and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric,
one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
- Margaret Mead

A city is a place where there is no need to
wait for next week to get the answer to a question,
to taste the food of any country,
to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
- Margaret Mead

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Design is directed toward human beings.
To design is to solve human problems by identifying
them and executing the best solution.
- Ivan Chermayeff

I've participated in meetings where there were concerns by ethical experts.
There is no clear solution.
- Luc Montagnier

If man does find the solution for world peace it will
be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
- George C. Marshall

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
- Henry J. Tillman

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
- Brian Aldiss

Cricket needs brightening up a bit.
My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game,
not after.
It always works in our picnic matches.
- Paul Hogan

What is it indeed that gives us the feeling of elegance in a solution,
in a demonstration?
- Henri Poincare

If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue,
the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views.
- Robert Casey

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

There shall be no solution to this race problem until you,
yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
- Marcus Garvey

That's the best thing about writing,
when you're in that zone,
you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.
- Michael Chabon

The only difference between a problem and a solution
is that people understand the solution.
- Charles Kettering

Business must be the solution, not the problem.
- Dennis Weaver


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