“Along the way we settle. We settle for something not quite right or an outfit that isn t our best look or a job that doesn t quite maximize our talents. We settle for relationships that don t give us joy or a website that s “good enough.”
The only way to get mediocre is one step at a time.
You don t have to settle. It s a choice you get to make every day.”—Seth Godin: On the road to mediocrity
An African-American President with Muslim roots stands before the Muslim world and defends the right of Jews to a nation of their own in their ancestral homeland, and then denounces in vociferous terms the evil of Holocaust denial, and right-wing Israelis go forth and complain that the President is unsympathetic to the housing needs of settlers. Incredible, just incredible.
“Fortune rota volvitur:
alter in altum tollitur;
rex sedet in vertice
nam sub axe legimus
Hecubam reginam.”—Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (Fortune plango vulnera)