For all of us who aspire to excel as surveyors, a little lesson in humility.

THOSE WHO GET TO THE TOP ARE SELDOM ABLE TO STAY THERE.....EITHER SOMEONE ELSE BETTER COMES ALONG OR THE GRIM REAPER TAKES US OUT.

In any event, that is what inspires me to share with others and make friends within the profession...we need each other's encouragement and friendship.

David C. Garcelon

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You will always be on top if you practice humility, a curiosity about the nature of things and a love for people.

Hello David,

Thanks for those encouraging words, we are after all nothing but blades of grass in the wind....Paul

Perplexing circumstances which rob the soul of peace and the body of rest, the calamities of life, are mainly reserved for the upper and lower part of mankind.  Seemingly the middle station has the fewest disasters, this way men may go silently and smoothly through the world, and comfortably out of it.

I follow in these footsteps; learning by every day's experience to know it more sensibly, notwithstanding the desire for self improvement, and sometimes neglecting the counsel of those who have come before me.

A land surveyor I am, and one of the class of professionals who will continue to observe and interact with each other, as contemporaries, for the betterment of all who find themselves equally fit, insomuch as they can see through the same lens as I.

This to me is being in top form; in accord and harmonious with my contemporaries in the land surveying profession, and with little to do in financial gain or social status.

For all of this I am thankful:   That the very nature of things; the milestones, the shortcomings, and the uncertainties of the profession are being addressed in proper discourse, and without fear of retribution, may lead to a better future for all holding the lens.

Scott D. Warner, RLS 

When we were born, we were all given Grace...(there are many definitions for grace....my favorite definition is "a power granted by God").

We all were given our share, and it is ours to use through hard times and good, for our good AND the good of others.  It will never run out....BUT...we may not choose to use it or we may not recognize we are blessed with it

My own personal experience is that I have been helped by  a strength within myself that was given to me by a power greater than myself, and that I cannot give others that strength but I can use it  to be a help to others.

Well, we all wax philosophical, but the desire to use our own experiences to help each other in our lives and profession is a worthy cause.

David C. Garcelon, PLS

When we were born,we never know wether you will be a Surveyor,you have groomed to the state where you are now,I think it is hard urned ,being a professional of our nature it will be a great help to share what you have with others to go up in the ladder,
Thanks so much for your valuable comments!

Lalith Senanauake,CSSI.

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