My Greatest Year on the Planet

In a few weeks time I will have been on this planet for a quarter of a century, and none of those 12 months have been as good as the dozen that have just passed.

Despite family health issues, despite being unemployed for a large portion of it, and despite ending my longest ever relationship with a girl that I had loved for years, 2014 has undoubtedly been my best year on this rock we call home.
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“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life”.

This is a quote from Muhammad Ali, and I am a firm believer in it. I think if you go through life without changing then you are nothing but stubborn and ignorant. This change does not happen overnight, all at once, but takes place over many years.

Nobody can be expected to be perfect, but I think everybody should feel obliged to be better. This move towards being better, towards changing, starting to love more than you hate, starting to accept more than you reject, and beginning to open up rather than close off, this is a gradual process.

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