Misfit people — we don’t always know how to hope or say yes or choose the big thing, even when it’s right in front of us. It’s a shame we carry. It’s the shame of wanting something good. It’s the shame of feeling something good. It’s the shame of not really believing we deserve to be in the room with the people we admire.
There will be nobody like us when we are gone, but then, there is nobody like anybody, ever.
Dr Oliver Sacks
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
Kids have a boundless energy and a motivation to be the change the world needs. So, to all the kids of this beautiful but challenging world: go for it! Make that difference. We’re not telling you it’s going to be easy. We’re telling you it’s going to be worth it. Us kids may only be twenty-five percent of the world’s population, but we are one hundred per cent of the future.
Melati Wijsen and Isabel Wijsen
We won’t solve our problems if we expect it to be solved by a few supermen or superwomen. Now we need everybody, because it is only when we accept that everybody has value that we will liberate the energy and imagination and momentum we need to create the best beyond measure.