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Thomas Maples

Inspiring Words

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

A Philosopher’s Inquiry

I am reminded here of Sigmund Freud’s idealized citation comparing the mind of adults to children.

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Sigmund Freud

As a child, I yearned to hear the repetitive nature of fairy stories, myths, and personal tales told to me by my parents and long-lost loved ones. There is a genius there, one that, as I look back, was suppressed by the systematic brick-making process implemented in a K-12 ideology. I cannot help but wonder what happened to that golden ball of enthusiasm as I look back upon the life that was.

Is it there? Of course, it is. It just got lost in the heap of ash that I inadvertently piled upon it. Got attitude? If so, what can you do with it to re-ignite that enthusiastic passion for life?

May your journey be blessed in all your endeavors to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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