Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life
I opened a book and in I strode. Now nobody can find me
You’ve got an adventurous spirit which, for the most part, is wonderful. It’s the reason why you’ve already had so many exciting and unique experiences. But that bold part of your personality also means that you impulsively jump into things too fast - with people who are interesting and fascinating on the outside, but who often turn out to be unreliable or flaky once you get to know them
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
Books can take us far away and bring us back that very day.
From the time I arrived in British east Africa at the indifferent age of four and went through the barefoot state of early youth hunting wild pig with the Nandi, later training race-horses for a living, and still later scouting Tanganyika and the waterless bush country between the Tana and Athi Rivers, by aeroplane, for elephant, I remained so happily provincial I was unable to discuss boredom of being alive with any intelligence until I had gone to London and lived there a year. Boredom, like hookworm is endemic.
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