Walid's Wanderings

Reflections on life, good-and-evil, family, humanity, and anything else that occurs to me, usually when I travel. Right now I am on a 6-year trip through Lebanon, the homeland I had never really lived in before.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More derivative work






What is SuccessCool
To laugh often and much
Oh brother where art thou
To win the respect of intelligent people
Check
and the affection of children
Check
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
Check - thanks, everyone :).
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
Check

To appreciate beauty;
Check
To find the best in others;
working on it
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
yes?
a healthy child, a garden patch
gotta work on thos gardening skills
or a redeemed social condition
sounds like an STD ...
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived:
That is to have succeeded.
Yeah, and then what, stop trying? No thanks, I'll stick to Kipling.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poor Guy - must have been tough growing up with a name like that. Three actually

2 Comments:

  • At 14/9/06 12:24 AM, Blogger Elisa said…

    Walid! Just because one succeeds once it doesnt mean that one should stop. You went to MIT by Gods sakes! If there is ever a place where people keep trying and trying in spite of (or impelled by?) previous successes it is in this place.

    For all his funny names, Emmerson was no idiot. :)

     
  • At 30/11/06 10:34 AM, Blogger Walid said…

    Hi
    You seem to agree with me - and my argument is that Emerson does not seem to. Hence my reference to Kipling.

     

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