Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future
— Jon Krakauer
Our universe is approximately 14 billion years old,
and our little, blue planet has only been here for around 4 billion years.
It’s seen better days, but still - it’s very new.
Modern humans originated around 200,000 years ago.
Walking, talking humans like us have only been here for about 50,000 years.
Us, our family, our ancestors, everything we’ve ever known, found or been aware of has only existed for the tiniest percentage of total history.
We’re still one of the youngest things around.
But this is where it gets interesting…
One of the reasons I became a writer is that, unlike starting a band, directing movies, or acting in a theatrical production, you can do it alone. Your success and failure depend entirely on yourself. I’ve never trusted collaborations, because most people in this world are not closers. They don’t finish what they start; they don’t live what they dream; they sabotage their own progress because they’re afraid they won’t find what they seek.
— N. Strauss
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing
— Benjamin Franklin
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
— Malcolm Forbes