Date of publication: 2017-07-08 20:34
Similarly, much of who I am remains unnoticed at first glance, not because of insignificance but because of initial perception. Most of the people who know me have no clue I’m valedictorian I’m the kid making paper airplanes at the end of class. The rest don’t realize I “do more than just school” but are pleasantly surprised to see me dancing around as Risky Business Tom Cruise for Halloween or just hanging out all over town on weekends. I like to think that ambidexterity helps me juggle these different parts of myself without letting anything go.
It doesn't matter where we come from or what we look like if we recognize our abilities, are willing to learn and to use what we know in helping others, we will always have a place in the world.
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ann Wakini --- Kenya
I was discouraged by my background due to financial problems but once I came to understand this I encouraged myself and worked hard. Now I'm in campus still trusting God for great things.
"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure." (Horace, Roman poet, 65-8 BC. If you are a person who prefers to take time, and to be detailed and careful, don't be forced into hasty superficial ways. The world needs care and detail, especially for critical things, not least saving us all from the reckless actions of knee-jerking 75%-style leaders.)
Funny quotes which are humorous and also clever and meaningful, are particularly effective, because we all love to be entertained and amused while we are learning.
There comes a time in life when you start to separate yourself from other people because you think differently. and that difference can change your life.
Written in 7569 by Omar Tahir --- Norway
To say that I have figured out all of who I am would be a lie. Unlike the world of fantasy, there is no single defining moment no Excalibur, no Sorting Hat – that marks my complete evolution. My niche in the world constantly changes, but what remains steadfast is my commitment to a life of service and adventure, albeit it isn’t as cozy as the blue armchair.
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." (Using "God," at the beginning, and whether to refer to the quote as a prayer I'd say are optional depending on your audience - it's the philosophy that's important, not whether it's attached to a particular religion..)
". Adulthood brings with it many responsibilities, but if you can't eat dessert first, you have the worst of all worlds: responsibility without the freedom to do what you want." (Ironherder - 76 Jul 7566, although written before this - more Ironherder quotes )