We are Our Choices.
I strongly believe that Our Choices determine our Destiny.
Especially on OurSelves.
To make the Best Choices.
To Be Better Human Beings, with Better Lives.
Jeff Bezos expresses this much better than me in this speech at Princeton University, which I propose You here, in the parts that I Love most:
“What I want to talk to You about today is the differences between Gifts and Choices. Cleverness is a Gift, Kindness is a Choice. Gifts are easy, they are given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce YourSelf with Your Gifts if You’re not Careful, and if You do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of Your Choices.”
“Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Galileo, Newton, all the curious from the ages would have wanted to be alive most of all right now. As a civilization, We will have so many Gifts, just as You as individuals have so many individual gifts as You sit before me. HOW WILL YOU USE THESE GIFTS ? And will You take pride in Your Gifts or pride in Your Choices ?”
“I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision to not try at all. After much consideration, I TOOK THE LESS SAFE PATH TO FOLLOW MY PASSION AND I’M PROUD OF THAT CHOICE. Tomorrow, in a very real sense, Your Life, the Life You author from scratch on Your own, begins. HOW WILL YOU USE YOUR GIFTS? WHAT CHOICES WILL YOU MAKE? WILL INERTIA BE YOUR GUIDE, OR WILL YOU FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS? WILL YOU FOLLOW DOGMA OR WILL YOU BE ORIGINAL? Will You choose a life of ease, or a Life of Service and Adventure? Will You wilt under criticism, or will You follow Your Convinctions? Will You bluff it out when You’re wrong or will You apologize? WILL YOU GUARD YOUR HEART AGAINST RAJECTION OR WILL YOU ACT WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE? Will You play it safe or will You be a little bit swashbuckling?
WHEN IT’S TOUGH WILL YOU GIVE UP OR WILL YOU BE RELENTLESS?
Will You be a cynic or will You be a Builder?
Will You be clever at the expense of others or will You be Kind?”
“IN THE END WE ARE OUR CHOICES.”
“BUILD YOURSELF A GREAT STORY.”