Thursday, June 09, 2005
Emerson on Life
Here's one that caught my eye.
"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they all are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled and torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reading this made me wonder what prevents us from approaching life with this spirit of experimentation. What prevents us from exploring, from venturing beyond the comfort of what we already know and believe to be true?