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What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
-- Margaret Mead


Monday, June 16, 1997

What would you want?

What if you could have any material thing, just by asking for it? What if you could just snap your fingers and anything, and everything, would just appear? A huge home on your own private island, the finest automobiles and aircraft, the most incredible gourmet food and fine wine, beautiful jewels and clothing. The best of everything.

What would you still want? What would you hunger for, day and night? What would be the one thing you could not have, if you could have anything you wished for?


Just think how empty life would be if you had no challenge. What would all the other things be worth, if they required no effort? Nothing.

The value of anything comes from what we put into it. Challenge is a wonderful gift, because it gives so much value, meaning and adventure to life.

Look for challenge. Welcome challenge. And delight in the challenges of life. They are what will make you the person you want to be.

— Ralph Marston

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