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Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. Options
Daemon
Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
Drew
Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2009 3:50:54 PM
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I would respond to this statement by saying "not necessarily." It seems to me that simply because an action is performed in an uncommon way doesn't necessarily make that action excellent. What if the action is performed in a much poorer and less effective fashion than the common way? I probably wouldn't call such an action excellent.
Christine
Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2009 8:44:34 PM

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"un·com·mon (n-kmn)
adj. un·com·mon·er, un·com·mon·est
1. Not common; rare.
2. Wonderful; remarkable."

if he took the second definition maybe he is right

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liza
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Or maybe he just meant to say that even the most ordinary tasks or actions can be improved and/or enjoyed and/or fulfilled in a extraordinary way. At least, that's how I like to read it - and it's true, the significance of your actions depends so much on the attention you yourself give them

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