There are three main avenues on which one arrives at meaning in life. The first is by creating a work or doing a deed. The second is by experiencing something or encountering someone; in other words, meaning can be found not only in work but also in love…Most important, however, is the third avenue to meaning in life: even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change himself.
You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point.
Our inward power, when it obeys nature, reacts to events by accommodating itself to what it faces - to what is possible. It needs no specific material. It pursues its own aims as circumstances allow; it turns obstacles into fuel. As a fire overwhelms what would have quenched a lamp. What's thrown on top of the conflagration is absorbed, consumed by it - and makes it burn still higher.
Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I'll be mad
Hey kids, lets put on a show
“Everyone wants to improve the world – very few are willing to improve themselves.”
Mitch W. Steel
“you must become the change you seek in the world.”
“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.”
“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
Thomas Paine @ The Rights of Man
Keep your eyes open, and if its on your hearth, help me out: I have a plan, and I would love your input, and your hands working along mine.
“I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Genie at work
PS: Lets rebuild this world into something that the children of our children will consider worth living…
Think about that once again, till you get it (please?)… it should came clear like an aha moment.
Lets help rescue this thing!
“Change isn’t made by asking permission, change is made by asking forgiveness later.”
“Change almost never fails because it is to early, it almost always fails because its to late.”
Seth Godin @ Tribes