Read nothing from the past one hundred years; eat no fruits from the past one thousand years; drink nothing from the past four thousand years (just wine and water); but talk to no ordinary man over forty. A man without a heroic bent starts dying at the age of thirty.
‘The Bed of Procrustes’ Taleb
“Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.” — Jim Rohn
Very true, you either are in charge or drifting along and more impacted by the gusts of wind that life delivers.
I’m reading this fascinating book by Kurt Vonnegut ‘Breakfast of Champions’.
I particulary like this paragraph and the final sentence, excellent imagery.
That was the main reason people in Midland City were so slow to detect insanity in their associates. Their imaginations insisted that nobody changed much from day to day. Their imaginations were flywheels on the ramshackle machinery of the awful truth.