Stages of Life

947 – Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Life

“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into what you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.”

-Chris Hadfield

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750 – “You have been my friend. … That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

–Charlotte in E B White’s Charlotte’s Web [See Source Note for exact quote]

It is Make a Friend Day, so go out and makes some new ones!

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546 – “It’s hard when you miss people. But, you know, if you miss them it means you were lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”

–Nathan Scott (played by James Lafferty) in One Tree Hill
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440 – “Man is literally split in two: he has awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order, blindly and dumbly, to rot and disappear forever. It is a terrifying dilemma to be in and to have to live with.”

–Ernest Becker

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