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16 Star Trek lessons

From Dave Marinacio’s book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek:

  1. Each person and species has the right to live their lives as they wish as long as they aren’t trying to take over the galaxy.
  2. Everyone has a role in life.  Do your own and things will function smoothly.
  3. Whatever you are doing, answer a distress call. The most important time to help someone is when they need it.
  4. If you mess something up, it’s your responsibility to make things right again.
  5. The more complex the time, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.
  6. If you can keep your head in a crisis, you’ve got a fighting chance.
  7. The unknown is not to be feared. It is to be examined, understood, and accepted.
  8. Close friends become family, and family is the true center of the universe.
  9. We have found Utopia. Utopia is an endless challenge. In taking the challenge, we find ourselves.
  10. Be the captain. If you aren’t, groom yourself, dress the best you can, and don’t slouch.
  11. In conflict, there is information and growth.
  12. We are attached to the very things that harm us the most.
  13. Difficult choices expose how we truly feel.
  14. People are more important than the rules.
  15. When having house guests, change the environment to make them feel comfortable.
  16. End every episode with a smile.

What did you learn from Star Trek?



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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