Written by by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 04 January 2000 18:00I don’t think I’ve ever talked to Lowell Goering when he didn’t have a little wisdom to pass on. For I don’t think I’ve ever talked to Lowell Goering when he didn’t have a little wisdom to pass on. For example, he says there are three kinds of people in the world: Those who know math and those who don’t. *** The shortest way to write down the year 2000 is using Roman numerals: MM. *** Speaking of numbers. When I’ve been to the dentist they examined my teeth and then called out numbers—“No. 32 is a 4, No. 20 is a 3,” and so on. I went home and looked in the mirror and I didn’t see any numbers on my teeth. *** I’ve had enough Y2K and millennium talk to last a lifetime. I guarantee you it won’t happen to me again. *** If you need a cheap generator, wait a couple of months and there will be plenty for sale. *** In last Saturday’s Wichita Eagle, I read a letter to the editor written by Ted Eland that I thought contained a lot of wisdom. I would like to pass it on to those who did not see it. “Be patient. Patience is the best approach to any problem or negative situation. “Be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm will bring enjoyable reactions. “Dream very high. Forget the words of others if you believe your dream can happen. “Stay unmad. Madness does away with patience. “Exercise. Do it not just for weight loss but for mental purposes. Exercise relieves depression, backaches, gives time to think of new ideas, and sets up the entire day for work or whatever you want to do. “Take responsibility. You have to be accountable for your own actions and the outcomes, because no one else will. “Listen, listen, listen and listen. Talk for listening; everyone you meet knows something you do not know. “Be truthful. If you lie, you better have a tremendous memory. “Smile a lot. A good sense of humor cures almost all of life’s ills. If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” Practice the above and the world will be better for those who enjoy your positive attitude and positive ways.