Thomas J Watson said that "all the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think." He was right. If we spent more time thinking and less time doing other things, surely there would be more benefits to all of humanity.

Thomas J Watson photograph, IBM CEO, Ambassador to Russia
Thomas J. Watson, Jr., IBM chairman and chief executive officer, U.S. Ambassador to Russia from 1979 to 1981, American Embassy, Moscow / Source; US Dept of State

Reader you could be the next person to solve an amazing problem. You might be the next person to realize that the problem exists. If so, find out who is solving it and join them. Find out what needs to be thought about and think it. Then write it down.

There are three very amazing things that I have heard in my life that are worth repeating. First, God has the days of man ordained, He loves man and He sent Jesus to save him through repentance, not condemnation. Man is already condemned through his own sin. All we have to do is accept His free gift.

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work." - Thomas J. Watson

The second thing worth repeating is that the difference between goofing off and science is writing it down. I am going to write more of it down. I want to be known for my science not my goofing off.

The third thing is this: Stop reading and start writing. Up to this point I’ve spent my whole life reading and I have the rest of my life to write, but because of the First thing, I don’t know how long that is. So I need to do the Second thing so I will have something to talk about when I do the Third thing.

That’s pretty much it. This website Darden Dot FYI will be filled with things that are too good to print. I am also on Medium at

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Read writing from Danny Darden on Medium. Network engineer, Information technology professor, security enthusiast, Texas Aggie. Deep thinker. Writer. Lover of the Word, follower of Christ.