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Of course.  Actually, I have several.  The first that comes to mind is: “Life is movement; it is a quest to widen our hearts and our consciousness.”   Which reminds me what this Central American priest once said, I don’t remember it verbatim, that the horizon gets farther away with each step you take. But that is what the horizon is for…to keep walking.  I love these concepts of motion being a key aspect to life.  I get antsy just thinking about it, like I have to run outside and build or change something.  I actually can’t stay in one place very long without getting anxious, I transferred to a new college halfway through my bachelor’s degree, I love to travel, I love to move.

This is great, what a privilege to be able to explain my thoughts and ideas for other people to listen.  I feel that so many people have great ideas and inspiring thoughts that just never get heard in the global commotion.  Giving people a voice, man, that is really something I believe in- service and justice and good old-fashioned helping out our fellow mankind.

I am leaving in a few weeks to volunteer at an orphanage in Costa Rica.  I’m really thrilled to be a part of this organization that believes in sustainability and responsibility, to be part of a new project that is centered around educating children about world issues and politics so they can grow up to be informed and productive citizens.  Mark Aggrand, world changer!  Wow, I can’t wait to get started.  I have thought long and hard about where and how to serve; I don’t want my time to be about giving handouts to the needy.  That’s another one of my credos:  “If you have come to help me you are wasting your time.  But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together…”  We are all one human race, right?  I don’t speak perfect Spanish, and my background is certainly very different from these kids I’ll be working with.  But I still consider them my neighbors in the wider sense of the word. And I think we are personally responsible to help each of our neighbors when they are in need.  Again, we’re all one human race, let’s help each other out.

The other quote I think about often is “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”  I just think that most people get so complacent and stuck in these ruts; they lose their sense of adventure and discovery.  I hope I always am hungry for answers and knowledge; I hope I am always foolish like a little kid trying new things or pushing the limits.  This lifestyle is much more appealing to me than paper pushing and mortgages; there is so much out there to discover! I don’t have time to stay here spinning my wheels!

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