Not Looking at the world

We set out to change the world and ended up only changing ourlseves

Two Miles North of the North Pole
14 February 1987
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We set out to change the world...ended up just changing ourselves.
What's wrong with that?
Nothing, as long as you don't look at the world

One day I'll figure out what I want and just how I feel about myself and be able to say things without leaning on the crutches of other people's words. Until then my definition is a draught downed in foreign tongues, and my own sits leaden in my skull, waiting for the day where it finally says what it's been needing to say.

Once there was a man
Who split himself in two
One part never changed at all
And one part grew and grew
The changless part was always true
The growing part was always new
And I wondered, when this tale was through
Which part was me and which was you?

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent genius will not. Wareworded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

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