“Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)
“My mother said to me, ‘if you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the pope. Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
— John Steinbeck
“The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.”
― Terence McKenna
“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. ”
”You’re better off spending time alone than spending time with people who will hold you back with their victim mentality. Hang around people who want to be happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don’t mind saying sorry or thank you.”
It is an impossibility to convey the scope and awe seen and experienced on my journey through life. If I were to be honest in any attempt to portray in words my adventure, it would be to tell you the reader, to get up at once and act in ways you fear most. While you may feel sickness in your gut, it is here that life begins. Just over the cliff of fear is your freedom. If you wish to unshackle unbind your soul from your own prison, then act even though you fear. Make the jump. Courage is not the absence of fear, but acting despite it. I say to you who despair, live at once for the hour of death soon approaches.