Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star then your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics; you are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all things that matter for evolution at the start of life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars are kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars exploded so that you could be here today. — Lawrence Krauss "We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they are old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin, and cannot end, and so it cannot fail." - Unknown "The most fundamental lesson of the sociological life is that the individual who intends to live well must begin not with grand accomplishment, but with the simple acceptance of what comes across the path...it is the personal courage that gives us a chance to imagine the world as it is and might be --- to change what we can." - Charles Lemert Seymour Papert writes, “The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a child of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.” "The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference." - Elie Weisel If you're not learning, helping others, or bettering yourself, what are you doing with your life? "Man's love is of man's life a part; it is woman's whole existence." --Byron "And in you and in all of us, there is nothing more than the capacity to be a force for, or a force against. And to wonder, how many people wake up each morning and can’t decide if they want to save the world, or destroy it."— I Wrote This For You: The 5:45 Home "Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming." — Anthony Robbins "Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we’ll never meet. It’s the greatest legacy you could ever leave: The history of how you felt." — Simon Van Booy "When you consider yourself valuable you will take care of yourself in all ways that are necessary." — M. Scott Peck I don't want my story to have a period yet...to be continued.