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The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
-- William Lloyd Garrison


Saturday, March 13, 1999

Struggle or adventure?

The road ahead is long and filled with many challenges. Some people see that as a struggle, waiting to be endured. They look ahead with worry and apprehension. They live in a constant state of anxiety, while fighting and, indeed, struggling every step of the way.

Others see it as an adventure. They move forward with excitement and positive expectation, knowing that every experience will produce its own opportunity.

Wherever you now stand, no matter how much money you have or what you’ve accomplished in the past, ahead of you there is effort, challenge and a future filled with circumstances which you cannot possibly imagine. You can choose to move forward reluctantly, living each day in fear and anxiety. Or you can step boldly ahead, drinking in the wonder and beauty of it all.

Every day there are new challenges to be faced. Every day you are called upon to make decisions. Every day there is work to be done. Every day there are new factors to be considered. Will you endure the struggle, or will you live the adventure? Which would you rather do? The choice is entirely up to you.

— Ralph Marston

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