“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”
— Albert Einstein
“Flight attendant announcements are one of the cruel and unusual punishments of modern life. But tucked inside those 5 minute soul-suckers is some genuine advice and I listen for it every time. Somewhere between seat belts and life vests, the flight attendant says that oxygen masks will fall from above if cabin pressure is lost. The next sentence is crucial: if you’re sitting next to someone who needs assistance, put your own mask on before helping them. This isn’t because of some misguided sense of selfishness or self-preservation. It’s because if you lose consciousness from a lack of oxygen, you can’t help anyone else. It’s advice I take into every aspect of my life. Put your mask on first. What that means is up to you.”
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“And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”
— Paulo Coelho
And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.
“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”
— Anne Sexton
“Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.”
“The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest.”
“You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don’t.”
Zibby (Liberal Arts)
define yourself by what you love. define yourself by what you love. define yourself by what you love.