Holidays are officially over, I had found myself a little too comfortable, but things have now gone back to normal, school resumes, work days shift to weekends and the list goes on for routine things that need to stay that way until the quarter is over. Lately I have no choice but to dress in my winter “uniform” which consists of sweaters and my trusty rain boots. I just checked the weather and it is raining every single day of this week..oh what fun.. I don’t mind the rain as much because it is not a downpour just drizzling all day, but my least favorite part is driving in the rain, with all the crazy drivers out there. We will manage though, I can’t wait for spring already
Boots: UGG Australia
Sweater: H&M (similar in blue, similar in gray)
I just finished a book called David and Goliath by a Canadian author Malcom Gladwell, where he challenges our perception of underdogs, the disadvantaged, those discriminated against, and the mediocre, and gives a different interpretation of what it means to be in those positions. I bought the audio version of this book because I didn’t trust myself to read it (I was skeptical about the genre), but I was hooked from start to finish (7hrs). I recommend this book to book lovers, you will not be disappointed.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book are:
“Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.”
“Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give them strength are often the sources of great weakness.”
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
“Any fool can spend money. But to earn it and save it and defer gratification—then you learn to value it differently.”
“You can’t concentrate on doing anything if you are thinking, “What’s gonna happen if it doesn’t go right?”
“We spend a lot of time thinking about the ways that prestige and resources and belonging to elite institutions make us better off. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the ways in which those kinds of material advantages limit our options.”
“We are all of us not merely liable to fear, we are also prone to be afraid of being afraid, and the conquering of fear produces exhilaration.…The contrast between the previous apprehension and the present relief and feeling of security promotes a self-confidence that is the very father and mother of courage.”
Thanks for stopping by, and if your end of the world is as cold as mine is..stay warm and safe!