Learn Or Adjourn
Today, I would like to share with you two quotations, found in my recent readings, that embody my life’s philosophy.
“Life, to me, is an endless learning experience and hence is a limitless challenge to self-certainty. Each person is a being in perpetual development and can never, with very few exceptions, realize their full potential.
When one stops wanting to learn, wanting to grow, wanting to discover other people and other lands, wanting to discover themselves too, wanting to always challenge themselves, they stop wanting to live.
The quest to fulfill one’s own destiny is more vital than the rest of the body and mind.“
In this respect, Ernest Hemingway wrote that
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.“
And venture capitalist Geoff Lewis stated a few days ago on his Twitter feed that
“Whenever you feel like the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.“
Life, for me, comes down to one choice: Learn or adjourn.
Learn, grow, challenge oneself, face one’s fears. Or wait for death while eternally resting on one’s laurels, assumed certainties, and illusions.