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The Best Advice I Ever Got.

So today I was reading this manifesto from a fellow named John T. Gatto, called “Against School: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids, And Why.” The thoughts in his piece were really interesting. I think it is about right. The piece kept bringing me back to the best advice I ever got from anyone. I was maybe 13 or 14, and it was from Steven Sadowski, my scoutmaster when I was in Boy Scouts. It was this: “Learn to play the game.” I never got to thank him.

Thanks, S.S.

A Great Quote.

I was walking on 41st between 5th and Madison and saw this quote on a brass plate embedded in the street:

If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you can’t tell it about other people.

– Virginia Woolf

I’ll try to go back there and take a picture.

Here are two more I like:

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’

– J.G. Whittier

The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.

– J. Rohn