Build the Future You Want to Inhabit
Advice to my 14 year-old daughter and 17 year-old son:
The job and the life that will bring you the greatest satisfaction, you haven’t invented yet. The interesting jobs are the ones we make up.
Build the future you want to inhabit.
Don’t worry about what your “career” is going to be. . . . Do things that you’re interested in, that you can be passionate about. If you do them really well, you’re going to find a way to harness that with a good business opportunity.
I Believe in Love
I believe in love.
I believe that the greatest thing a person who has suffered abuse can do for ourselves is never give up.
The greatest “revenge,” or “pay back” we could ever have would be to live a happy, full, and fruitful life. A life of peace, a life of joy, a life of purpose, a life of contentment, that gives safety and security and nurturing to all those that we come into contact with.
You cannot do that if you see yourself as a victim–always trapped by the past.
Our past can either define us, confine us or refine us. Regardless of what they have done to us, they didn’t win, because we are still standing. We are still breathing and we are still loving. I believe in love.
Concerning Abuse, Men Are The Forgotten Gender
Gender rights activist Harish Iyer said as far as sexual abuse was concerned men were the “forgotten gender.” A 2007 study had found that more male children in the country were victims of sexual abuse than girls. “It is quite unfortunate that while on one hand, a girl’s sexual abuse is treated as a serious crime, most men are pressured by the society to pass off their sexual abuse as a rite of passage.” #humanrights NOT #genderrights#protectoursons#givethemavoice
Don’t Find Time, Schedule Time
Put the big rocks in first:
Imagine you have a large glass jar and next to it you have a pile of very important rocks, lesser important pebbles and not so important sand, all of which you have to get in the jar. If you put in the sand or pebbles first, what happens? They fill up the space and there is no room for the very important things. But if you add the big rocks first, the things that really matter, then the smaller pebbles, and at the very end, the sand, it all fits.
For anything important, you don’t find time, you schedule time. It’s only real if it’s on the calendar.