As soon as possible or soon?

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

All and sundry now use the phrase “As soon as possible.” when they mean “Soon” This indicates a lack of thought about what is coming out of their mouths: a lack of a connection between what the speaker wishes to say and does.

“As soon as possible” means just that and the possibilities are varied and numerous between immediate and infinite whilst “Soon” means, “in the immediate future.”

Apparently intelligent people, who should know better, are guilty of  this absence of ability to co-ordinate intention with outcome and it seems to stem from a fear of offending some vague someone or something. It points to character weakness.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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