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Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.
-- Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC


Friday, September 20, 1996

Just imagine...

The value in your own life must come from you. You cannot take it from someone else, or borrow it, or inherit it, or marry it, or just get lucky and happen upon it. You must produce it.

Your life has meaning only to the extent that you make something of it. Only to the extent that you make your own unique contribution to the world.

Imagine that you are the most powerful and creative entity in the universe. That you have the power to create your own reality. And you have done so. You have created everything you ever could have imagined or hoped for. And yet you are bored by it all. You realize that your fulfillment comes through challenge, and there are no challenges left. So, being the limitless creative force that you are, you decide to create the ultimate challenge for yourself.

You put all your creative energy into building this ultimate challenge, excited by the prospect of being truly “alive” again. When it is all ready to go, you open the door that leads to your challenge, step inside...

And find yourself exactly as the person you are right now, in precisely the same situation that you are in today.

Now, how will you live out the adventure that you’ve worked so hard to create for yourself?

— Ralph Marston

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