The recent disasters make me think... We know that the world's population is almost 7 billion, but what about the number of all who has ever lived and died here, who has ever felt life?
(These times I wish I had another mind but my own. I read my own words and find nothing of what I'm looking for, I don't even know what it is. I try to know myself, but I find nothing and no one.)
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I read 90's Reader's Digests during school breaks. This is from Points to Ponder:
Many of us leave home convinced we are going to conquer the world. We are anxious to shuck off the restraints of family and traditions, to cut our own swath and make our own rules. We know that we could do it better, make it faster and see it all.
Somewhere along the way we learn we didn't know quite as much as we thought. Our ideas weren't as new as we took them to be. Suddenly the "quaint" homespun wisdom that once was rejected takes on a new life. The first trip home after such an awakening is a return to reality.
-Gary Barnes, Our Journey Home
To be human is to dream. Pipe dreams, daydreams of perfect love or a brilliant career-- we pay rent on castles in the air. But sometimes there's a dream that doesn't fade, an impossible dream that just might come true with the right breaks and a lot of hard work. Those are the dreams we'd be fools to give up on.
-Jo Coudert, Woman's Day