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In favor of tomorrow

A lot of positivity in the teacakes!

Name:
Aspiring Polymath
Birthdate:
22 July
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I turned around some time back and had a direction for a while. It may have north-northeast. I'm not exactly drifting rudderless, but I have lost the way a bit. I wished for something to happen to me and for life to make sense. Things have happened and are happening, but life still baffles me. It's a shame that by the time you get the hang of living it's just about time to die. That thought would have depressed me last year, but now it makes me want to get as much practice in as I can.

"No changing of place at a hundred miles an hour will make us one whit stronger, or happier, or wiser. There was always more in the world than man could see, walked they ever so slowly; they will see it no better for going fast. The really precious things are thought and sight, not pace. It does a bullet no good to go fast; and a man, if he be truly a man, no harm to go slow; for his glory is not at all in going, but in being." -- John Ruskin

"Sir," said he, "there is nothing too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible." -- Samuel Johnson to James Boswell


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