“To become all that you can be, you must welcome into you life people who ask more of you than you can ask of yourself. It is not healthy to surround yourself with people who always agree with you or play a game of littleness with you. A real friend values truth more than the charades that hold us back from shining as brightly as we can.
If you shelter yourself from challenge, your spirit will wither and you will grow weak of will. Your creativity will be reduced to a trickle. You will become bored and wonder what you are doing here. Learn to recognize boredom as a sign that you must escape the shell in which you have become entombed. Let restlessness spur you to reach out and stretch to your next creative adventure. As Helen Keller said, ‘Life is a daring adventure – or nothing.”
Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”
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