Step Out, Take a Chance

“But a planet can also become dark because of “too strong a desire for security … the greatest evil there is.” Meg resists her father’s analysis. What’s wrong with wanting to be safe? Mr. Murry insists that “lust for security” forces false choices and a panicked search for safety and conformity. This reminded me that my grandmother would get very annoyed when anyone would talk about “the power of love.” Love, she insisted, is not power, which she considered always coercive. To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.” 

** A Wrinkle in Time

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Take a Chance

“When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

**Alexander Graham Bell

Learning is not Passive

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

~~Abigail Adams

Opportunity v Difficulty

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;

an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

–Winston Churchill