Twenty years from now you will be
more disappointed by the things
that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Develop interest in life as you see it;
in people, things, literature, music
– the world is so rich,
simply throbbing with rich treasures,
beautiful souls and interesting people.
And this I believe:
that the free, exploring mind of the individual human
is the most valuable thing in the world.
And this I would fight for:
the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.
And this I must fight against:
any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
This is what I am and what I am about.