How different would the message of Beauty and the Beast be if it was the woman who was hideous and gruff and pushed everyone away, and a handsome man was kind and patient and saw beneath the surface to the beautiful heart within?
Because we live in a world of duality, whenever you try to create anything you will automatically also create its opposite. It is impossible to create a coin that has only one side.
A life spent frantically avoiding dying is not the same as a life fully lived.
It’s tough to see the value of learning and any real world applications when the goal of school is to do well enough on tests that the government doesn’t cut your funding.
Yesterday I was sitting in the waiting room of my neurologist’s office when I overheard something interesting. At the next office window down the hall I heard a woman, who I later learned had been looking at a photo of her grandkids, answer the phone with, “Doctor’s office, how may I love you?”
Perhaps in our pursuit of more and stronger and faster and better, we forgot what makes life worth living in the first place.
Arguing with someone in a rage is pointless. It’s like trying to save a person who is drowning. You attempt to swim out there and help but they just cling to you and drag you under with them.