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We do not have an inexhaustible well

If there’s one quote that has stood out for me over my lifetime so far and been somewhat of a guiding light, it is the one below that I heard from Brandon Lee in the early 90’s.

I believe it’s originally an extract from a book and was recited during the last interview that Brandon Lee ever gave, so it has some real poignance to it and a reminder for us all.

“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really.

How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless…”

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You don’t find yourself, you create yourself

After I left college, I had a bunch of options in front of me to pick for my next move — join the corporate world, continue my education or (like many of my friends and classmates) go travelling to “find myself”.