Tuesday, 3 January 2017

shazbot or new beginnings

In this season of uncertainties and resolve screwed to the sticking place, Jason Kottke shares a few encouraging line, attributed to novelist F Scott Fitzgerald.

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

It’s inspiring but wholly the product of a screenwriter who worked on the film adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (which Fitzgerald originally authored as a short-story) and reminds me of the most famous unquote by Abraham Lincoln, propelled to popularity and probably imprinted on an entire generation similarly by a film reference and a marketing campaign.