Light a Candle or the Escalator Clause
Light a Candle or Curse the Darkness: The Escalator Clause
Experienced while walking past a delayed elevator with a working escalator a few feet away:
A person was pounding on the “up” button and swearing at the elevator, which was probably still several floors away, safely out of hearing rage range.
I walked to the escalator and made it upstairs just fine.
The quote “it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, or an African proverb, or a Chinese proverb.
Whoever said it, thank you.
I love that quote. I love the idea.
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Recognize the problem, then get to work on finding a solution.
What do you think?