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Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
-- Walt Whitman


Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Explore the possibilities

Think of all the incredible things that have come to pass, just because someone wondered “why?” or “why not?", or “what if?". Science, technology, philosophy, and civilization itself all benefit enormously from the spirit of exploration that is in every one of us.

Almost every situation is an opportunity for exploring possibilities. For asking why. For considering the many what ifs. For looking at how, and how much better can we make it.

Take the time and effort to explore the possibilities, and you gain control over your world. Everything happens for a reason, everything has a cause. And when you understand the cause, you can control the result. This is true whether you’re debugging software, or planting a garden, or training your dog.

If life has you frustrated, that’s great! There’s enormous energy in that frustration. Just ask why, and why not, and what if. Soon, you’ll be wrapped up in limitless possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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