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Below excerpt comes from “Living, Loving & Learning”, which I found at the end of the first chapter. I think that it is so good, that I wanted to share it with you. Dr. Buscaglia quotes it after Leo Rosten:

“…In some way, however, small and secret, each of us is a little mad… Everyone is lonely at bottom and cries to be understood; but we can never entirely understand someone else, and each of us remains part stranger even to those who love us… It is the weak who are cruel; gentleness is to be expected only from the strong… Those who do not know fear are not really brave, for courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined… You can understand people better if you look at them – no matter how old or impressive they may be – as if they are children. For most of us never mature; we simply grow taller… Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable… The purpose of life is to matter – to count, to stand for something, to have it made some difference that we lived at all.”

Enough said.