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  1. J. A.

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    Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. Truman Capote
     
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    “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.” - Steve Jobs
     
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    I think "Don't settle" is a good approach to life in general.
     
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    Unfortunately, I think "I already settled" is a general approach to life in general.

    Sorry.

    Yanni. Greek local boy made good. During his concert at the Acropolis said "We are all the same, and if one person is capable of greatness, then we all are, because we are all the same."
     
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    Even little kids realize we're not all the same.

    It's true that many people settle, and maybe they're OK with that. I wouldn't want to live like that.
     
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    Nor me, but I think his point is that we all have the same potential, rather than that we are LITERALLY all the same. I paraphrased his quote. It made sense to me when I heard it, and as usual, I was lazy, trying to get the point across in as few words as possible. Don't blame him, blame me.
     
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    I don't think we even have the same potential. I was never going to grow up and be Einstein, no matter how hard I worked, or play in the NBA. I think we have potential -- not the same potential.

    There's luck involved, too, of course. Someone in an African or Chinese village might be way smarter than I am, and might work even harder, but never have the opportunities I do, I figure. But since I do have the opportunities, I'm going to make the most of them, and not settle.
     
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    My my Kaykaykay, you are truly profound, I love it. ;)

    Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have self-doubt screaming so loud in their head they just don't hear it.
     
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    I leave the profound stuff to greater minds than mine.

    I see inspiration around me all the time. I'm going to a local business today, for instance, started by a woman who fled war, got herself smuggled to another country to stay alive, while risking life and limb, then eventually came to the U.S. as a refugee with nearly nothing. She's worked hard for everything, and is raising four amazing kids now. Even as she speaks in her broken English, I find that she approaches life in a way I find inspiring.
     
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    I disagree Kaykaykay, what you said was deep. I have great esteem for the lady you mention.

    Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
     
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    It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
    Francois De La Rochefoucauld
     
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    There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
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