I was listening to a podcast featuring Tim Elmore, an expert on child rearing. He was speaking about thermostats and thermometers.
Thermometers take the temperature; they can give an indication of whether it’s too hot, too cold or just right.
Thermostats decide the temperature; if you’re a thermometer, you’re an observer. You can describe the conditions. You can adjust to the conditions. You can give into the conditions.
If you’re a thermostat, you set the pace. You decide how much heat there is. You determine cool. Your setting of the conditions defines the environment.
So, the admonition is to be a thermostat.
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