Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.
Be the inferior of no man, nor of any men be superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.
In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”
-William Saroyan, In the Time of Your Life
I keep coming back to this quote, because it speaks to the way I try to live my life.
My father once said that wisdom is the love of all things, and he was certainly a wiser man than I am. I try to find something that interests me in every topic and to understand viewpoints different from my own. That being said, I can't say I'm at peace with the world. I want to change it, and I'm constantly trying to learn and to grow in ways that will allow me to do so.
My username refers to a mathematical proof that you can take any object in Euclidean space, split it into 9 parts, then recombine those parts to make 2 copies of the original object, each with the same volume as the original. I like this proof because it demonstrates how we can be lead to obviously false results if we blindly stick to our models, and confuse a tool for describing reality with reality itself.