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  • Michael shared from The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon
    Crowds are only powerful for destruction. Their rule is always tantamount to a barbarian phase. A civilisation involves fixed rules, discipline, a passing from the instinctive to the rational state, forethought for the future, an elevated degree of culture—all of them conditions that crowds, left to themselves, have invariably shown themselves incapable of realising.
  • Michael shared from The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn
    The world will willingly stand by and let you feel sorry for yourself—until you finally die broke and alone—if that’s what you want. It will also stand aside for you once you firmly decide that your present situation is only temporary, and that you will get back up and go on to make your mark. The world doesn’t really have time to care which choice you make, so for yourself at least, give a run at adventure, with your eyes firmly set on achievement, not merely existence and self-pity.
  • Michael shared from The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn
    Life is designed to be a story of achievement in spite of adversity, not in the absence of adversity, for without adversity achievement could not exist.
  • Michael shared from Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
    As for our next adventure, Atticus made me believe that love is the answer to nearly everything, and I was ready to give it another try.
  • Michael shared from Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
    Over the last two winters, we’d climbed 147 peaks, stayed safe, raised thousands of dollars for two great causes, and transformed our lives. Not bad for a little dog and a middle-aged, overweight newspaper editor with a paralyzing fear of heights who supposedly never belonged in the mountains in winter.
(Chicago, IL)
Michael Gorlin