At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
“The purpose of art
is washing the dust of daily life
off our souls.”
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel’s sake.
The great affair is to move.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist and travel writer.
“A girl who travels will need someone that questions her, not too little, and not too much. She’ll need someone to read her, but also really listen to her. Because she’ll want to do the same. She’ll want a person that shares an interest but at the same time stays genuine to who they are. Not drown in a puddle of narcissism. And not drown in a lake of fascination.”
-Lauren Klarfeld, writer.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
– Gustave Flaubert
I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.
-Henry David Thoreau
“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”
“Sea lo que sea que quieras en la vida, otra gente también lo quiere. Cree en ti misma lo suficiente como para aceptar la idea de que tú tienes el mismo derecho a ello.”
– Diane Sawyer, Journalist.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
– Thoreau (Philosopher, 1817-1862)
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge (30th US president, 1872-1933)
The key players who could bring immigration reform to the front line right now are the high tech moguls. Money moves mountains.
The problem is that their agenda focuses on foreign talent and not on the millions of undocumented immigrants who do not work on high tech. Yet, these millions of so called unskilled workers do move mountains at a fundamental level of the US economy, and one may argue that it all depends on how the word “skill” is defined.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform must include the interests of both foreign talent and other workers, high tech or not.
If Mark Zuckerberg and other high tech moguls can fully assimilate this, they will set a precedent, moving forward and setting free the elephant in the room in a way that politicians and immigrant rights groups have not been able to, trapped in their own games.