“Despite the tragedies, the virtuous man can shine… “

“At 3 years old my father abandoned me, I had to change 4 schools because of my dyslexia and in the end I did not graduate. At 23, I lost my best friend, River Phoenix, to an overdose. In 1998 I met the only girl I ever loved. We were expecting a baby girl but at the eighth month she had to have an abortion. 18 months later she died in a car accident. Since then I have avoided serious relationships. My sister is suffering from leukemia and I donated 70% of my Matrix compensation to research. I don’t have a supervilla, I don’t have bodyguards and I don’t dress in boutiques. I still take the metro and I like it a lot.

Because in the end I believe that, despite the tragedies, the virtuous man can shine. No matter what happens in your life, it’s always worth living.”

Keanu Reeves

First capital

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not then an article of mere consumption, but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson
(letter to James Madison, 16 September 1821)
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Life formula from Wozniak

If I died and had all this wealth and yachts and all this stuff, would I be as happy as when I laugh? And I thought about pranks I played and jokes I had told and music I would hear that would make me smile, and I came up with my formula that life is about happiness. Happiness equals smiles minus frowns. H = S – F.

Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder)