Carnivore Dreams – Ralph Waldo

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Always been an Emerson fan. I’m reading Self Reliance & Other Essays presently. I notice Tom Brady is also a fan. Today he posted one of Emerson’s greatest quotes:

“What is success?” Brady posted, quoting Emerson’s work.

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because to have lived.

“This is to have succeeded!”

It turns out I had a lot of false friends, but then my mother warned me about that. It turns out I have a lot of friends, though, many are my blogging friends. And I certainly have success.

I also have been inspired by Glenn Greenwald’s posts about gratitude amidst tragedy.

Happy Thursday. Tigers first regular season game today. Happy spring.

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