Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Words to live by

"Fortune favors the brave"
I'm going to be honest. I never had really thought about living by quotes. I do what I do, and I don't do it for anybody else's reasons, but when I read this quote, it made me think of myself. There's a lot of different ways you can put the meaning of this quote, for instance, "taking the bull by the horns". To me this quote means, that things don't come to you; instead you work for the good things that you achieve. There's the quote "good things come to those who wait", but if you think about it, do they? Sure, in some cases they might, but if you ever talked to a homeless man and asked him what he was doing, and he replied, "waiting for my rent to come to me", you would laugh, because that won't happen. To make payments for college, to achieve your career, you are going to have to work for it; at least at some point you would. Fortune in your life wouldn't mean as much if you didn't have to work for it.

1 comment:

C. Meyer said...

You are perceptive here, Liz: sayings can contradict each other. So we have to choose wisely which ones we live by--and when.