Friday, August 24, 2007

Tertiary education: Lesson of the tree

From the base of this tree looking up, branching out takes on new meaning. The tree is eager for sunlight. It branches out to expand its sunlight potential.

Similarly, if we looked below ground, the tree is extending its root base to provide support for its growth.

Sitting under a tree during a break in last week's bike ride I realized that a tree as single minded as it is, still branches out. A "newtonian" moment.

What is your trunk or central core?
What are your branches?

Maybe you should consider branching out?
There is an opportunity for more sunshine by doing so.

There is also the caution to branch from your core. That is a stronger branch, than if branching from another branch.