“There’s no advantage to
hurrying through life.”
Found this in the email.
I gaze at the brilliant full moon. The same one, I think to myself, at
which Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato gazed. Suddenly, I imagine they
appear beside me.
I tell Socrates about the national debate over one’s right to die and
wonder at the constancy of the human condition.
I tell Plato that I live in the country that has come closest to Utopia
and I show him a copy of the Constitution.
I tell Aristotle that we have found many more than four basic elements
and I show him a periodic table.
Then I get a box of kitchen matches and strike one. They gasp with
We spend the rest of the night lighting farts.
“I don’t believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear — the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don’t understand what hard work is all about.”
– Arthur Williams
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
– Joseph Addison