The Stories We Tell Ourselves

“The stories we tell ourselves about our history don’t just shape our past. They shape our future as well.”

– Neil Oliver
The closing line of

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3 Men

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
Arnold Toynbee

If that is the case, then I request of the universe: three men.

Maybe now I’ll get one?

I recognize that is not the significance of this quote, but how could I resist?