Archian Speaks in Bacolod and Dubai

A Cool mix of Real Life, Architecture, Finances, Working as an OFW, Business

The Pencil and its Maker

Leave a comment

Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & Dubai

The Story about the Pencil and the Pencil Maker

During the time of the Guilds in the Middle Ages, there was a famous Pencil Maker, Hyman Lipman. One day as he stumbled to pack a batch of Pencils, he watched them intently and took on aside. He took a deep breath and said:

“There are 5 things you have to learn before you I send you out into the World. Always remember this 5 things and you will be a great pencil.”

Great Pencils do Wonderful Things

Great Pencils do Wonderful Things

ONE           You are capable of many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be in someone else’s hand.

Gould and Cook Pencil Sharpener

Gould and Cook Pencil Sharpener

TWO          You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time but you will need it to become a better pencil.

Pencil Eraser erases mistakes

Pencil Eraser erases mistakes

THREE     You have an eraser. It is the ability to correct the mistakes you made.

Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil

FOUR        The most important part of you will always be what is inside.



FIVE         On every surface where you are in, regardless of its condition, you must leave your mark.

Michelangelo Buonarroti Drawings

Michelangelo Buonarroti Drawings

Then he turned over the pencils to the batch and wrapped them in thin paper and onto the box. The pencil was shipped and used by a famous italian painter and drew most of the studies that became World-renowned masterpeices today.

In hindsight, that pencil understood and promised to remember those 5 things.


Author: Archian

An Architect, Blogger and Strategic Thinker

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s