The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And along the way, lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, during his Reddit AMA (March 01, 2012)
I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
Girl. Petite. BSN, RN. With a BS in biology for kicks! Close enough to 25. Often mistaken as 21. Born and raised on the West Coast. Fascinated with science and medicine. Wears scrubs and Danskos 50% of the time. Loves all things green (colorwise and otherwise). Always carries an iphone, hand sanitizer, and lip balm.
This is simply a collection of liked odds & ends, and the occasional random thought.