I am rough and refined, healthy and sick, an old man and a boy, a sage and a fool.
[Quiet down, dudes. Here comes Heraclitus again. Let’s hear what he’s on about this time.] “Sleeping people live each in their own world; only those who are awake have a world in common.”
You cannot cross the sea in two boats. You cannot step into the same river twice.
We are not in control. Most men don’t understand this. Reason? No credible person sat them down when they were boys and spelled it out.
Knowing I’m not in control, I am a stranger to disappointment and bitterness. I am not what happens; I am to whom it happens.
The responsible man is response-able. He responds to Life. He does not react. Re-action is the forte of the fool. We cannot step into the same river twice.
If I want to learn how to make a living, there are innumerable places and programs I can choose from. But if I want to learn how to live, where do I go?