Friday, October 9, 2015

Think Like an Astronaut

I've been reading astronaut Chris Hadfield's memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.
His advice for Humans on Earth is to be prepared for anything,
 . . . and enjoy it.

This goes counter to the way I was raised, which was to be somewhat passive. 
Passivity is such a dead-end; it's like painting yourself into a corner. Of course it's easier to take action now we have the Internet: 
the resources of so many well-meaning humans at your fingertips. 

I love the well-meaning humans, and this is my little testament to them. 


Zhoen said...

Wonderful! Joy! Not letting the bastard get you down! Huzzah!

When surgeons swear, I have to stifle the urge to giggle. Sometimes I just go ahead and giggle.

I love that book so much.

ArtSparker said...

I hear you on the aged father. Mine refuses to put his hearing aid in, but wants me to yell-ask him trivia questions which he then does not understand until I write the word he keeps repeating (incorrectly) on a piece of paper. Hope you and your sister are getting some satisfying time together.

Michael Leddy said...

The sour and the sweet, all here.

There’s also a restaurant in Chicago called Sardine-something that does not serve sardines.

Michael Leddy said...

I should've said life's sweetness and sourness, all here. The whole hospital experience. I didn't mean your dad.

Frex said...

THANKS everyone, for your comments.
I'm bushed, so that's all for now---
XO Frex = Fresca