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Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.
-- David Zucker
 

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

The ultimate adventure

You wait in line for what seems like forever. Finally you get on. It starts off fast and furious. You’re bombarded with sights, sounds and feelings you’ve never known before, and you excitedly drink it all in. Just when you’re getting used to things, you whirl around a sharp corner and everything changes.

It slows down for a while, then gets fast again, faster than ever. You climb up. You fall down. It gets dark, then bright, then dark and bright again. Wind blows through your hair. Water sprays in your face. It’s cold, then hot, then perfectly comfortable, then everything changes again. You get tired. You get excited. You never know exactly what’s next yet you learn to enjoy and deal with whatever comes along.

This is no amusement park ride. This is an adventure that’s more exciting than any ultimate roller coaster by orders of magnitude. It’s your life. It’s real, it’s here, it’s now, and it is filled with possibilities.

Life is the ultimate adventure, filled with challenge, color, sensation, thrills, discovery, excitement, surprises and so much more. It is at the same time difficult and wonderful. This awesome adventure is yours for the living, right here, today. Make it yours and make it great!

— Ralph Marston

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