“…I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartanlike as to put to rout all that was not life...” -Henry David Thoreau
Mr Alex Churchill
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. - Emerson, Self-Reliance
Declaration of Self
My contribution, or verse, in this song of life, will be to teach young people how to read, write and be contributing members of society. This will be accomplished thorough the exposure of different ways of thinking and looking at the world around them.
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Swimming through life with my head tucked in my shell. Just keep swimming, they say. So I do. Doing what I need to do, because that's what I do. I follow the rules. Then I go outside. My head emerges and I notice what I have been missing. Life. Nature equals freedom. I am so small in this world, but I have my part to play.
Sea Turtle by S. Sellers