Carlo Chiorri ‘s Psychometric Pages

July 21, 2008

Never-Ending Learning

Filed under: Uncategorized — chiorri @ 6:08 pm

A certain full professor in his declining years said the following.

In a psychometrician’s life, there are levels in the pursuit of study. In the lowest level, a psychometrician studies but nothing comes of it, and he feels that both he and others are unskillful. At this point he is worthless. In the middle level he is still useless but is aware of his own insufficiencies and can also see the insufficiencies of others. In a higher level he has pride concerning his own ability, rejoices in praise from others, and laments the lack of ability in his fellows. This man has worth. In the highest level a man has the look of knowing nothing.

These are the levels in general. But there is one transcending level, and this is the most excellent of all. This psychometrician is aware of the endlessness of entering deeply into a certain Way arid never thinks of himself as having finished. He truly knows his own insufficiencies and never in his whole life thinks that he has succeeded. He has no thoughts of pride but with self-abasement knows the Way to the end. It is said that Master Luccio once remarked, “I do not know the way to defeat others, but the way to defeat myself”.

Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending.

An Enlightened Psychometrician

Filed under: Uncategorized — chiorri @ 6:03 pm

A psychometrician who has waited to find himself in a difficult situation in order to learn how to get out of it is not enlightened. A psychometrican who studies the situation in advance and prefigurates every alternative and every possible solution is wise. When the occasion presents itself, he deals with it in the best possible way.

July 5, 2008

Going Far

Filed under: Uncategorized — chiorri @ 6:43 pm

In the judgment of the elders, a psychometrician’s obstinacy should be excessive. A data analysis done with moderation may later be judged to be insufficient. It has been told that when one thinks he has gone too far, he will not have erred. This sort of rule should not be forgotten.

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