“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”. — Henry David Thoreau
Pretty good, to a point. Sort of saying I’m not buying it completely.
It seems Thoreau’s message is a bit misleading. We all know that life isn’t fair, and therefore, expecting the life we imagine will happen, is doomed.
What I hear is, “Go after your dreams. Expect and be prepared for awful things to happen. But don’t let that stop you from living an extraordinary life”.
If you want to make God laugh, tell God your plans. But don’t let that stop you.