"I try to be like him more and more every day...not care as much about what people think, be more hospitable, pay closer attention to those around me, be a hard worker..." -Micky
Def. admirable qualities to strive for!
I'm really glad Sean started us writing about our feelings and thoughts on Sam and where we're at now with what happened. It makes me feel a lot better.
Here's my favorite quotes from Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning: READ THEM!
-Set me like a seal upon thy heart, love is a strong as death.
-Man’s suffering is similar to the behavior of gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it fills the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore, the “size” of human suffering is absolutely relative.
It also follows that a very trifling thing can cause the greatest of joys.
-Everything can be taken from man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
-It does not really matter what we expect from life but rather what life expects from us.
-Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
These tasks, and therefore the meaning the of life, differ from man to man and from moment to moment.
-Nietzsche: He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
-Being human always points, and is sometimes directed, to something, or someone, other than oneself – be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself –by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love – the more he actualizes himself.
-Ultimate meaning necessarily exceeds and surpasses the finite intellectual capacities of man.
-What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms.
AND ALSO: these websites are very funny/good. GO TO THEM.
(I feel like I have to yell at you guys to do stuff b/c no one ever listens to me.)