Someone once told me that none of us are actually afraid of the dark; we’re scared of what it conceals from us. We’re afraid of having something with the potential to hurt us standing right before our eyes and not registering it as a threat. People can be like that too.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.St. Augustine
I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Dehli, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown, eat interesting food, have an adventure, be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalisation looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about, I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 hours for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people - Americans and Europeans - come back and go, “ohhhh.” And the lightbulb goes on.Henry Rollins
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simplerAlbert Einstein
Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain.Johanna de Silentio
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.Albert Camus