Thursday, September 18, 2003

Tommy I can hear you

Most 'inspirational' quotes are treacle. At the very least, it's often difficult to consider them relevant in our naughts' decade.

But for some reason, this Thomas Jefferson quotation makes good sense to me:

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.

The tranquility part is obvious, but I'm surprised how true the occupation part resonates. Maybe the bodhisattva - versus the monk - gene is more dominant in me (Not that I'm either - but don't diss this dude for having aspirations!).

At the risk of ruining the sentimental moment, I heard this quote the other day, in a talk given by Jerry Sanders.


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