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Old 04-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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If you're out there doing, here's to you for finding yourself in this crazy world.
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Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler
Henry David Thoreau
As lonely as it can be, trying to create something better within ourselves is one of the best feelings in the world.
I think the world needs more LOVE. To say it, feel it, do it and be it. Smile at a stranger and see how it makes you feel. I'll do it too!
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<- you're a stranger so I'll smile at you!
I like smiling at strangers. Sometimes it freaks them out.
I was walking around antwerp doing this. A simple smile from me made someone cross the street and start asking me in french and then english if I wanted to go have a drink. That was my turn to be freaked out.
And Thoreau is awesome:
"If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them."
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Awesome! I'm sure make make many peoples days by smiling at them.

Genuine Smiling = equals great energy

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I really dig Thoreau....

“I have climbed several higher mountains without guide or path, and have found, as might be expected, that it takes only more time and patience commonly than to travel the smoothest highway”
-Henry David Thoreau

“Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.”
-Henry David Thoreau

"It is never too late to give up your prejudices."
-Henry David Thoreau

To me that last quote can really relate to travel and learning about new cultures.

You know my favorite strangers to smile at? Servers and people in customer service like the cashier at the gas station or the clerk at the bank. These people deal with a ton of people everyday, most who are rude and unpleasant. Sometimes all these people need is a sweet smile and a friendly hello. I know because sometimes it makes my day when someone is actually nice and understanding.
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