virgin islands scene

An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
-- Robert Frost


Saturday, February 28, 1998

You can learn

Think of all the things you’ve learned in your life. When you were born, you did not know how to walk, or talk, or feed yourself. You’ve learned to read, to count, to travel from place to place. Just in the last few years you’ve learned how to communicate by e-mail and get access to online information. You’ve acquired practical wisdom, and mastered complex concepts.

Because of what you’ve learned, you are not limited to the initial skills and knowledge with which you were born. The things you’ve learned have enabled you to vastly better understand and interact with the world around you.

You’ve learned your way around the external terrain. And those same learning skills can be used to overcome the internal obstacles which hold you back. Just as you’ve learned to read, you can learn to be more focused. Just as you’ve learned to walk, you can learn to be more disciplined. There’s no need to settle for the limited resources you were born with. You can learn.

— Ralph Marston

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