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Ponderings I

You are the music while the music lasts. – T.S Eliot

Finding where you fit in the world – that’s the most difficult thing to do isn’t it. How do you know where you’ll fit in, and who cherishes you the most? Even though I haven’t made many friends here yet, I think that California is the place I would to stay for the long term. It is a very exciting, and dynamic place.

But why do I like change so much? Why dynamism? The answer to that is what motivates me to do new things: the notion that you only live once. If you only live once, it is always worth it; to meet new people, discover new things; be unique and different; leave a lasting legacy; do something you haven’t done before. I have always used this to boost my confidence even when I’m feeling shy. Because in the end – you have nothing to lose by trying.

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. – E.E Cummings

Therefore we should always live life to the fullest – and achieve great things, such that the next generation can remember us by the gifts we have given them. Thereby those things that enrich and inspire humanity, can also preserve and advance it. I will leave off this short post with a passage by a human, like every one of us, who decided to give humanity something of lasting value, before shuffling off this mortal coil before the age of 30.

To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
To forgive wrongs darker than death or night;
To defy Power, which seems omnipotent;
To love and bear, to hope till Hope creates;
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent;
This like thy glory, Titan, is to be;
Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;
This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory.