A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires – Marcus Aurelius.
It’s 7: 21 PM on day80 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself All-Bran Flakes for breakfast, learn how to calculate Exact Equations – I wish life was more like Math where every problem had a clearly defined solution(s) but I guess that’s too much to ask – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, exercise for 30 minutes – getting anyone to help me was a mission and a half – my mother was tired, my father was nowhere to be found, my sister was texting and my brother was eating – so I ended up having to exercise by myself – you know what they say want something done you have to do it yourself 🙂 – and started reading Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela – President Obama wrote the most moving forward I’ve ever read – I got the sense that President Obama has a great deal of respect for Nelson Mandela – as do I 🙂
Different people have different aspirations some people aspire to wealth and fame while others aspire to peace and happiness and if you’d asked me yesterday what I aspired to I wouldn’t have been able to tell you but in reading the forward written by President Obama I have come to realize that I aspire to Nelson Mandela’s exemplary leadership qualities. What do you aspire to? 🙂