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To Quote the Famous…#2

August 16, 2012

“I have no time to be in a hurry.”
Henry David Thoreau

I came across these words as I was looking for the Albert Einstein quote for my back-to-school tips. It really made me stop to think. I feel the most stressed out when I am rushing. I’m always rushing. It’s hard not to when I am balancing three little lives apart from Jose’s and mine. I need to get things done a certain way, in a certain amount of time, by this time…it’s killing me. Literally. I wonder if that’s what Thoreau meant?

What’s your interpretation of the quote? By the way, have you read Walden? I know I had to in college but I can’t remember it anymore. Shame on me! It’s a classic!! I’ll add it to my list of books to read.

Your friend,

Betty

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2 Comments

  • Reply Nina August 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Like you, I read Walden for school but sadly didn’t appreciate it as much as I know I would now. Not only because I love books so much more now, but I also feel like my life is so aligned with what he was saying. Not that I’m living in a small cabin, but I do try to just do what’s enough for me and nothing more.

    That quote is great. I tend to be not so busy, but even I have days where I’m running around frantic. And usually when that happens, nothing productive gets done. So it’s sometimes easier to just let it go!
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    • Betty
      Reply Betty August 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Hi Nina! You should see the stack of books I have so that I could re-read. Sigh. But to be honest, as an English major, I was bombarded with literature (I remember reading 7 novels at the same time!!!) and I really couldn’t savor each one. The ones I remember, must have made a bigger impact on me then because of what must have been happening in my life at the time. Really want to read Walden asap! Thanks for stopping by!

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