"...Learning is, in a sense, the flip side of risk. Learning is what happens when you risk a journey beyond what you know and are comfortable with. Some people my age act like they've seen it all and have nothing much else to learn. But I'm still a learner."
--Jim Whittaker, A Life On The Edge, pp. 264-265
Whittaker was 70 when he wrote this, from his sailboat with his wife and kids, sailing around the world. He is also the first American to summit Mt. Everest, and the original CEO of REI.
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Seems like a worthwhile sentiment at the New Year; encouragement to learn and grow this year--to be curious and act on it. Stick your neck out a little, 'cause all you really have to lose is the chance for joy and greatness. So, while you're curious about something, like Little E. here, go find out about it. Do something--anything!--just get up and do it, and you'll be on the right track to finding joy.
Or at least you'll find a little contentment and probably some info you can use while playing Cranium next New Years Eve.