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“When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of ‘getting to know you,’ questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, no I don’t play any sports. I do theater, I’m in choir, I play the violin and piano, I used to take art classes.
And he went WOW. That’s amazing! And I said, ‘
‘Oh no, but I’m not any good at ANY of them.”
And he said something then that I will never forget and which absolutely blew my mind because no one had ever said anything like it to me before: ‘ I don’t think being good at things is the point of doing them. I think you’ve got all these wonderful experiences with different skills, and that all teaches you things and makes you an interesting person, no matter how well you do them.’
And that honestly changed my life. Because I went from a failure, someone who hadn’t been talented enough at anything to excel, to someone who did things because I enjoyed them. I had been raised in such an achievement-oriented environment, so inundated with the myth of Talent, that I thought it was only worth doing things if you could ‘Win’ at them.”

-Kurt Vonnegut
 
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You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist - Friedrich Nietzsche
 
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Terry Pratchett on orangutans and dogs:

"Consider orangutans. In all the worlds graced by their presence, it is suspected that they can talk but choose not to do so in case humans put them to work, possibly in the television industry."

"These dogs weren't wolves. Wolves were peaceful creatures, on the whole, and fairly simple ... Dogs were brighter than wolves. Wolves didn't need intelligence. They had other things. But dogs, they'd been given intelligence by humans. Whether they wanted it or not. They were certainly more vicious than wolves. They'd got that from humans, too."

-Men At Arms
 
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The care of the Earth
is our most ancient and most worthy,
and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it
and to foster its renewal is our only hope.

~Wendell Berry
(1934 to pres., American Poet)
 
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True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love - Alexander the Great
 
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