Practical

Definitions: (1) expertise obtained through continuous active use; (2) that which can be applied to utilitarian ends <practical knowledge>; designed for sensible functions; (3) concerned with the application of information for ethical purposes; (4) dealing efficiently with everyday activities; (5) matter-of-fact

Too Far: mediocre, mundane

Saying: Function follows form.

Quotes: The kingdom of heaven runs on righteousness; but the kingdom of earth runs on oil. — William Maxwell Aiken (1879-1964) Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian Minister of British Aircraft Production WWII

If you are motivated to do or say a mean thing, you can always think of a good thing. You deliberately turn around and use the same energy to do or say a good thing instead. It works! — Peace Pilgrim [born Mildred Lisette Norman] (1908-1981) Steps Toward Inner Peace

Tip: Reassess your situation and yourself periodically, things (and you) do change.