Let me start with the wise words of others...

For my first true post, I am working on a really thrilling piece on how watching the sport of curling can serve as a stimulating case study in cross-cultural reflection.  

In the meantime, a few words from some wisdom hall-of-famers:

"It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see." - Thoreau

"Silence is a source of great strength." - Lao Tzu

"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.  I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."  - Confucius

Taken as three-pack, I think these little insights play quite well together.