If we are happy, we are on the right road.

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My own tiny little world.

Those who think that the mountains don’t change are wrong: they were born out of earthquakes, are eroded by wind and rain, and each day they are slightly different, even though we do not notice that change. 
The mountains change and are pleased: ‘It’s good not to be the same all the time,’ they say to each other. 
Those who think that the trees don't change are wrong. They have to accept that they will be bare in winter and clothed in summer. And they reach beyond the place where they were planted, because the birds and the wind scatter their seeds. 
 The trees are glad. 'I thought I was just one trees and now see that I am many,' they say to their children springing up around them. Nature is telling us; 'Change!'
And those who do not fear the Angel of Good Fortune understand that they must go forward, despite their fear. Despite their doubts. Despite recrimination. Despite threats. 
They confront their values and prejudices. They hear the advice of their loved ones, who say: ‘Why do that? You have everything you need: the love of your parents, your wife and your children, the job it took you so long to get. Don’t run the risk of becoming a stranger in a strange land.’

Nevertheless, they risk taking a first step, sometimes out of curiosity, sometimes out of ambition, but generally because they feel an uncontrollable longing for adventure. At each bend in the road, they feel more and more afraid, and yet, at the same time, they surprise themselves: they are stronger and happier.

Joy. That is one of the main blessings of the All-Powerful. If we are happy, we are on the right road.
- pg. 54-55; Manuscript Found in Accra.

"Congratulations for choosing to be a teacher, the only profession with a university degree that allows you to legally punch out of work at 1.15 p.m. daily. If you think teaching is hard, then I have news for you; there isn't a single job in this world that's easy." - Teacher Dilla.

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