Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Crossing the lines

In a major city, every road has lines. The code says you can cross dashed lines, but not continues ones unless you’re in an emergency.

Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash

Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash

People in a hurry forget about the code and cross whatever lines they need to get where they want, regardless of others. These people think they’re smart.

Those who reach the same destination following the code may arrive later, but show how smarter they are.

People think rules are meant to be broken, but only broken people break the rules. Following the lines, crossing when you can, and arrive fast demands preparation, time, creativity, and innovation. Eventually, it will make you smarter.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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