The Search for True Strength

March 12th, 2010 by ben Leave a reply »

True wisdom is the power to dream big.

True strength is the courage to build those dreams.

~ Ben Li

A lot has been going on in my life lately… it’s one of the most tumultuous periods I’ve ever been through. This is why I haven’t been posting, and this is also why this post, at a most important time in my life, has such an unimportant length. My social capabilities are being put to the test, and found completely unworthy, as I run for ASB Academic Commisioner. I see the other candidates: so talented, so popular, so cheerful. Perhaps there is much they would do for my intelligence, but there is much I would give up to know as many people, to be able to converse so naturally with everyone, to always come and go with a smile, be helpful, always pleasant…

I am the biggest dreamer I have ever known. You may not know this, but I am. Despite this, I am also the weakest coward I know. My dreams, my ideals, yes — but what good are goals, when you never strive to reach them? Their meanings become empty, simple excuses to let you say you tried, to convince yourself that you are making progress. My cowardice may cost me this election. It may cost me a life of joy and happiness.

But, then again, I would never know. After all, we live life but only once.

Ignorance is bliss.

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1 comment

  1. Benji says:

    The wise and intelligent draw out the plans; the strong, muscular men then come in and build it.

    A throwback to my own quote at the top… you can’t accomplish anything without possessing both wisdom and strength. Knowledge and intelligence alone will get you nowhere.

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