WilliamVanderveeken

Aspiring Biochemist studying Bsc in Biotechnology

A couple hundred years ago Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that ‘til tomorrow, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity; you’d think we’d pay more attention to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection. Sometimes the fear if just of making a decision. Because… What if you’re wrong? What if you make a mistake you can’t undo? Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing holds true: That by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumor. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically… ‘The early bird catches the worm.’ ‘A stitch in time saves nine.’ ‘He who hesitates is lost.’ We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time; heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering. That waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake, beats the hell out of not trying.

History

" Some people believe that without history, our lives amount to nothing. At some point, we all have to choose. Do we fall back on what we know? Or, do we step forward, to something new? It’s hard not to be haunted by our past. Our history is what shapes us, what guides us.

Our history resurfaces. Time, after time, after time. So we have to remember. Sometimes, the most important history, is the history we’re making today. “ 

"Had a talk with my old man. Said; " Help me understand ." He said, "Turn 68… you renegotiate."   - Great tune Imo 

Four hundred years ago, a well known english guy had an opinion about being alone. John Donne, he thought we were never alone. Of course, it was fancier when he said it. No man is an island entire to itself. Boil down that island talk and he just meant that all any one needs is someone to step in and let us know we’re not alone. And who’s to say that someone can’t have four legs. Someone to play with, run around with or just hang out.

—Meredith Grey - Grey’s Anatomy

See Spot Run - Weightless (Unbelievably good song from my childhood)

Frank Turner - Recovery

 ” If you wanna take shots at people
Target Phil Knight and Bill Gates
Contemplate how
They own the products
And they got the goods
How they act like they care
But they’re just Robin Hoods. “

I Wanna Hear a Poem - Steve Coleman

The Glitch Mob, Seven Nation army / Turn it up! Unbelievable!

" Whys everyone still singing about California? Haven’t we heard enough about the Golden state? " - Love this tune. City and Color is one of my favorites. Dallas Green’s new album is great.