“History doesn’t choose individual people. History chooses everyone.
The only question is: How long will you ignore the call?”
“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
How to succeed: Try hard enough.
How to fail: Try too hard.
Some people choose to be tryers.
Some people treat personal liberty with incredible care and responsibility.
Some people love the depth & breadth of the imagination and, yet, retain a healthy skepticism toward what they love & dream about.
Some people embrace personal freedom and, yet, permit limits and responsibilities to steward the freedom.
Some people can become captivated with the beauty of Life and dreams and following passions and, yet, understand the demands of reality are more pressing than anything that is simply captivating.
Some people are brave … and bold … and, yet, refuse to be stupid about it.
Some people seek the extraordinary and, yet, understand they are simply being asked to take advantage of the ordinary found available to any and all.
“And while I’d like to lay claim to some extraordinary act of originality, truth is I’m only taking advantage of capabilities inherent in everyone.”
Mark Z Danielewski
Some people not only hear the call of history … they also answer the call.
Some people think about doing … and some people actually do.
Some people understand that we all have multiple lives within us and, yet, decide to live one life well.
All I can really suggest is … well … get caught trying to be a type of person.