Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Living Deliberately

Thanks to Andree Seu, I have something to post today!

I tend to be pretty lazy (truth be told), to go with the status quo; I love having friends who shake me up and get me out doing something, living like this:
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life,…and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,…to rout all that was not life,…to reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it….; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and to be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. (Walden, Henry David Thoreau)