qotd, history doesn't repeat so much as echo

"There is a Chinese curse which says 'May he live in interesting times.' Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history. And everyone here will ultimately be judged -- will ultimately judge himself -- on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort."

-- From RFK's "Day of Affirmation" speech. 

(I would, of course, include women in the sequel...)


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qotd, another kind of me too

"And I’m not ashamed to stand here, in front of six hundred people in this room, and millions more online, and proudly say that I live with mental illness, and that’s okay. I say “with” because even though my mental illness tries its best, it doesn’t control me, it doesn’t define me, and I refuse to be stigmatized by it."

-- Wil Wheaton. You should read the whole thing, especially the bit about the difference between existing and living. 

And in case you didn't know: My name is Adrienne Martini. I live with chronic depression and I am not ashamed.