What is your favorite quote and why?
Over the course of her life, Maya Angelou shared an immeasurable amount of wisdom to the world. Her words often give me a sense of strength, of understanding, of compassion. So, it’s unsurprising that it’s one of her quotes that reverberates within me more than any other:
This quote gives the space to assume that I, and in extension, everyone else in the world, are doing the best we can with the information and skills we have at hand. And then it also provides the room to expand and improve, as we gain new knowledge.
Life presents countless challenges, and each of them is an opportunity to learn. To be open enough and brave enough to take this new information, and change your opinions, perceptions, and behaviors, is a path of self-improvement.
This quote succinctly explains why I’m vegan. It’s how I know I’m not going to slide into 2nd base again. It’s why I work with therapists. It’s how I know how frequently I need to feed my sourdough starter. It’s why I listen to people who have different beliefs.
I want to be a better human. And, more than ever, this world could really benefit with more improved humans walking around.