I read somewhere that Mark Twain said that in twenty years’ time we will be more disappointed by the things we DIDN’T do than by the things we did. And he urges us to leave the safe harbour and ‘ Explore, dream, discover!’
How well that encapsulates my own philosophy of life!
Except that I would add something with a cross-cultural slant to it (of course – you will soon find out that everything is cross-cultural with me!). It’s only when we connect with other people, other ways of thinking, other cultures, that our enjoyment becomes complete. So that’s my motto: ‘Explore. Connect. Discover.’ And I hope, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, you won’t mind me appropriating it, changing it and making it mine.