Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Everyone in the world was programmed by the place they were born, hemmed in by their beliefs, but you had to at least try to grow your own brain."
Scott Westerfield

1 comment:

  1. This quote struck me personally. I grew up in a blue collar family in a working class neighborhood in St. Paul. My father was an engineer with the Great Northern Railroad and my mother was his wife and my mother. I've said that the railroad was our religion and the union our god. It was neither expected or desired that I should move beyond my roots, which did indeed give me a good life as a child, but I was not like everyone else I knew. So, there was always a certain amount of strain in my relationship with my family because I was WAY too much a thinker and question asker!
    So, I did grow my brain. But I also never forgot my roots, which probably explains why I, unlike so many other 'boomers' never went to the Dark Side and became a "conservative"! The struggle for workers rights was permanently branded into my consciousness.
    Anyway, a little editorial on my quote of the day. : )


I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.