the stoicism of seneca is exactly that part which he cannot borrow. every great man is a unique, every pure and upright spirit was once rejected; yet time will justify all your sacrifices in the past. montaigne will never be made by the study of montaigne. there is at this moment for you, an utterance bold and grand as that of the colossal chiesel of phidias, or trowel of the egyptian, or the brush of michelangelo, or raphael. but different from all these.

not possibly will the soul all rich, all eloquent, with thousand-cloven tongue, deign to repeat itself, but if you can hear what these patriarchs say, surely you can reply to them in the same pitch of voice; for the ear and tongue are two organs of one nature. abide in the simple and noble regions of thy life. obey thy heart, and thou shalt reproduce the foreworld again. it is believing in our uniqueness that produces our greatness. every child born is a new classification, there is room for all on this earth.

i can only be with the strongest of all women. to produce enduring offspring we need men and women of strength and faith. those who are prepared to take risks and go against the common grain will yield rich rewards. let not our homes be our world, the greatest trap, above all, is to settle into a fixed way of viewing the world. and so it is the young who will renovate society, who will show the world a new power; proving that life is nothing less than an untried experiment.

in retrospect quitting university is the best decision i could have ever made. it opened up a new destiny which i always overlooked before, the humble dream of believing in my abilities as an athlete, as a writer and as a traveler. i love meeting different people and having good hearty conversations, from the man on the street to the millionaire running his own business. i abandoned the rule book and questioned everything conventional; from schooling to religion to the food that we eat. what i found was that we go through life in some hypnotic state never awaking to the richness that can be found.

i started to spend more time with myself, and built myself from within. whenever something hindered my growth from within life would always point me in a different direction. and so i have come to learn that as humanity we are one, our families are not the end but serve as a microcosm for understanding the wide-eyed world.

unfortunately i learned i can do nothing for you. none but ourselves can free our minds. few things are more beautiful than when our dreams coming true. for we all choose the life we want to live but it is through patience and persistence that we can succeed. mama i was last to leave but first to receive. i chose to live by my hands and feet and become my own helper. it is through our weakness that we find our strength.

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