Sunday, September 19, 2010

No One Belongs Here More Than You

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it

I spent an hour walking around a book store today and skimmed through so many books that I want to read. There are so many things I have to learn from them that I am not. So many books, so little time.

I feel this way about so much. So many cities, events, landscapes, sunsets, monuments, attractions... so little time.

There are so many people out there all over the world that I could be amazing friends with, and that I could learn and benefit from. If I'm supposedly linked to every single person in the world by six degrees, I want to meet that sixth degree. Six degrees is a lot of degrees if you think about it. Have they really met no one in the world not even one degree closer to me? Even with the inventions of internet, facebook, and twitter? We come from long lines of people destined never to meet.

While there is much to look forward to in life, there is much to go out of your way for.

Some things you may be lucky enough to have fall in your lap. Some you have to work for. So when you think life is boring because high school is over, or because you're getting older... It's all your choice. It's rare to feel high on life if you don't take chances and step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. Be dangerous.

Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.

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