Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi represents a larger than life set of principles to many of the people that grew up in the last 75 years. In helping transition India from a colonial outpost to an emerging center of global influence he embodied the best aspects of human thought and conduct. Maybe best of all was the fact that his beliefs made him fearless in the face of what appeared to be invincible power.

Think about a normal day in your life – more demands than time, more expectations than energy, more pressure than resolve, more hunger than supply, more information than storage capacity, more stimulation than your senses can handle. So take a deep breath and let it all in gradually – processing what you can, storing more for later, making notes to yourself to help keep it all straight and just doing the best you can. Nobody expects you to be perfect – but you should always try to be as good as you can be at everything you do. You may or may not die tomorrow – but you will certainly be alive until you’re not – so keep taking it all in and learning from it and doing your best!

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