Learning and living,
but they are really the same thing, aren't they?
There is NO experience from which you can not learn something... and the purpose of life, after all, is to LIVE it -- to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
You can do that only if you have curiosity -- an unquenchable spirit for adventure. The experience can have meaning only if you understand it.
You can understand it only if you have arrived at some knowledge of yourself. -- a knowledge based on a deliberately & usually painfully acquired self-discipline, which teaches you to cast out fear & frees you for the fullest experience of the adventure of life.
I honor the human race.
When it faces life head-on, it can almost remake itself.
(Thank you, Eleanor. Thank you.)