“I am the sea and nobody owns me.”
— Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking
Pippi Longstocking was written by Astrid Lindgren on request from her daughter.
Astrid herself was not one to be tied down.
She had her children, and eventually a husband, but none of that stopped her from living a full life and doing what she loved most. Read more.
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.”
— Simone de Beauvoir
Today would’ve been Simone’s 111th birthday.
She lived to be 78, and was an activist for everything she believed in till the day she died. I could only hope to be half as active as she was and contribute to something the was as inspiring to the world as her works still are. But hoping for something so far if in the future was not how she did things. Why focus so heavily on something you can’t see, when you can act now on what you can? Read more.
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”
-Stephen Hawking (2018)
What would the world be like if you did not have the ability to question what you see? How is it possible to even view the world without questioning everything? Would living in a world where everything is just as it should be, no questioning necessary, make it an easier place to be?
Today is Stephen Hawking’s birthday, and I found this quote of his particularly inspiring and useful. Read more.