We should focus in on our ideas, and make sure that we own them; that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want, and find out, at the end of the journey, that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.
Alain De Botton
To love someone is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten it.
Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.
With cutting-edge nanotechnology, Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver water-purification bottle could revolutionize water-delivery systems in disaster-stricken areas around the globe.
During the twin tragedies of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, Ipswich water-treatment expert Michael Pritchard winced helplessly at televised coverage of throngs of refugees waiting for days for a simple drink of clean water. Continue Reading
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
Dr Wayne Dyer
Organisers expecting morew than 3,000 people including Dame Vivienne Westwood and Vanessa Redgrave to march in London on Saturday afternoon
Dame Vivienne Westwood and Vanessa Redgrave are expected to join thousands of junior doctors and their supporters on Saturday as they stage a “masked march” protest over pay and conditions.
The demonstration comes ahead of a 24-hour walkout due to begin on Wednesday, when junior doctors across the country will provide emergency care only from 8am.
It will be the third time junior doctors have taken to the streets in protest at the government’s proposals, which it says aims to improve care over weekends.
The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.
Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Dr Angela Lee Duckworth
We all have a responsibility to ensure the welfare of humanity, to try to make this a happier more peaceful world. But we need to find ways to promote an acceptable, universal approach to ethics or human values. Open hearts encourage a sense of security and trust that is the basis of genuine friendship, which is to everyone’s benefit.
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.