Super Quotes #13 — There is always change, experiencing a new world, and using your time well.
There is always change (Heraclitus), experiencing a new world (Pocahontas), and using your time well (Benjamin Franklin).
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
Life is ever-changing. You, the people around you, and the world itself are always in motion. As tempting as it is to try, it’s impossible to control it.
It’s best to accept change as it is by fully enjoying the present moment. Do your best in all your endeavors and make the most out of your life. Adapt when you need to, keep your head up, move forward, and have fun. Embracing the change is what life is all about.
“You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew, you never knew”
We easily connect with people who are similar to us in their background, interests, and thinking. But the extent to which you can learn and grow is limited when you only spend time with similar people. You’re all looking at life in a similar way, so no one is offering a fresh perspective or new insight.
One of the best ways to learn and grow in your life is to spend time with totally different people. People who grew up in different environments, who were raised differently, have different interests, and different viewpoints. Experiencing the world with them will give you a more holistic understanding of life. It will also show you beautiful new possibilities and ideas that you didn’t even know existed.
“Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Time is the most valuable thing you have; it’s important to make good use of it.
Many of us say that we value our time, but we don’t honor our words. Hours are spent binge-watching Netflix or scrolling endlessly through TikTok videos.
But just think: how much would you be able to accomplish if you took that time and spent it on something more meaningful?
Starting a business
Spending more time with your family
Or anything else you’re passionate about. Franklin is saying that if we really, truly love life, we should act like it and use our time in meaningful ways.