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It’s Hard

It’s easy to want something.

And of course we want it handed to us. I’d often prefer to look at it from afar, talk about it hypothetically as though I know, or copy someone else’s version.

Sometimes we even try to buy whatever it is as though purchasing is possession.

But in the end it’s only ours if we work for it. As frustrating as it is to bump up against something challenging over and over again until we’ve figured out how to adapt or overcome, that is work worth doing.

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don’t. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.
Benjamin R. Barber

About Deirdre Bailey

Reader, Runner, Skier, Educator


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