Favorite quotations, etc.
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- Nassim Taleb, Skin in the Game wrote:"...life is sacrifice and risk taking, and nothing that doesn't entail the former, under the constraint of satisfying the latter, is close to what we can call life. If you do not undertake a risk of real harm, reparable or even potentially irreparable from an adventure, it is not an adventure."
George bernard Shaw wrote:"This is the true joy in life:
being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one;
being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
Francis Drake wrote:“Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.”
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That Black Family Abroad:
The experience of a black family moving from Chicago to Mexico. Doesn't go into the financial details (except affordability of food and medical care). Makes me wonder if they are ERE/FI or more on the spectrum of take a couple years off. Fairly quick read as doesn't have too many posts yet.