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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
-- Galileo Galilei


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Adventure that is yours

It can be valuable to make certain tasks and activities easier. But ease for the sake of ease does not sustain a fulfilling life.

By removing all the challenge from an undertaking, you can end up trivializing it. Do that too often, with too many of life’s pursuits, and life itself can appear to be trivialized.

You are not merely what you do. Yet what you do has a significant impact on who you are, on the quality of life you experience.

Risk, challenge, and uncertainty are not pleasant, but neither are they unequivocal enemies of your existence. Indeed, it is in dealing with the hard stuff that you gain access to and appreciation for much of the good stuff.

Your best stories are the ones in which you face adversities of some kind and emerge with a deeper well of strength. Real adventure is necessarily difficult and precarious, and is also essential to your sense of who you are.

Pay heed to the wisdom of your fears. But don’t be afraid to live all the adventure that is yours to live.

— Ralph Marston

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