serendipity city challenge
Serendipity means a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. [ 1 ] However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Etymology The first noted use of "serendipity" in the English language was by Horace Walpole (1717–1797). In a letter to Horace Mann (dated 28 January 1754) he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip , whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of".
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Urgent Evoke A crash course in changing the world. The Serendipity City Challenge
My EVOKE inbox has 79 messages. All of these go to my regular email address too (I know, I can change that setting, but then I'll miss the ones I DO want to see). I understand, and patiently tolerate, people's need to drive others to their posts by sending out messages to their entire friends network, or worse, to the the wh*** community -- I know I get messages from people not on my friends list. I want to speak up for the value of personal connection, but even more, for the value of serendipity. Chances are, if you email me some spam asking me to go look at your post, I won't.