Many of the liberties that we now get to take for granted — access to education, property ownership, and the right to vote — were so recently won. Won, not awarded. And do the children know this? Should they know this? What happens if they do not know this?
... At times your dreams will feel impossible and tremendously laborious, but that doesn't mean that you're doing a poor job, it points to what you're pursuing is worth your investment.
18. You are who you think you are: whether you believe you can or not, you're right! You become who you think you are..
... I now recognise that if I only have 2 hours, I have less than 2 hours of productivity in my day. Not only am I robbing myself of the rest I deserve, but I am also taking away energy from my goals and plans.
... Maybe I'm overthinking things? What I know is, I don't want to exchange one prison for another, even if this new prison is lined with marble and gold. A life driven by compulsions is a poor life by most measures, and what I seek is freedom.