Friday, May 27, 2011
I daydream less and less. As adolescent I had dreamed of many things and fell in love with many different people, but with each passing year, I thought, the range of possibilities gets less and less, so that in older age there is nothing to dream about.
I know now that this is not the case. I go on telling myself stories to comfort myself and to view the future with hope. So I still daydream a lot, and these dreams, like the dreams of my youth, are about wanting everything and getting everything. I want to have it all. My sadness is because I do not have it all.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I don't actually look to see if someone is better off. What I'm concerned about is that I can look after myself, that I can take responsibility for myself. It is I believe the exact opposite of selfishness. It's taking responsibility for my action.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In order to learn, you've got to be free. You've got to be free to experiment, to try, free to make mistakes. That's the way you learn. I can understand your mistakes and I profit greatly from mine. The secret is not to make the same one twice. But I need to be free to experiment and to try. Give me that chance. Allow me the freedom to be and to be myself and to find the joy in need. Don't give me your hangups! Let me find and overcome my own!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
To hope is to risk despair, and to try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The person who risk nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by his certitudes, he's a slave. He forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.