You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Remember its all luck
You are all lucky to be here, incalculably lucky to be born and incredibly lucky to be brought up by a nice family who helped you get educated and encouraged you to go to uni. Or if you were born into a horrible family, that’s unlucky and you have my sympathy – but you’re still lucky. Lucky that you happen to be made of the sort of DNA that went on to make the sort of brain which when placed in a horrible childhood environment, would make decisions that meant you would eventually graduate uni. Well done you for dragging yourself up by your shoelaces, but you were lucky. You didn’t create the bit of you that dragged you up – they’re not even your shoelaces.
UWA address 2013
The most man made ideal - for what would freedom mean if there were no people?
No one is going to push you to be the best you can be
Only you can do that.
If you light a match, you better be prepared to see everything go up in flames.