Philosophical Thought of the Day

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Today I was asked what it is like being a father? 

To be honest it's incredibly hard to describe the feeling I have now that I am one. It is a feeling that you simply have to live through. Having the task of rearing a child is an awesome responsibility in life where there is no substitute. And for me the greatest reward is simply watching my son smile at me. For me, in life I cherish the subtle moments more than any of the major ones. The rationale is simple; for every major milestone we reach there is an expectation to celebrate them all with good reason. But I live life for the intimate moments...the moments that can slip past us if we are not aware...the moments that seem so ordinary until one day we wake up yearning to relive them again.

- Robby Silk

Philosophical Thought of the Day

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The life in all of us eventually fades into the sands of time. But it's not how our life faded in the end that matters, it's how we shined in life that defines how we are remembered. 

- Robby Silk

Philosophical Thought of the Day

Always do what you are afraid to do.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

What is your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is not an improbable situation or a phobia, but I fear a more mundane and ordinary situation. I fear never completing or finishing my goals in life. There is nothing more tragic than a life full of regrets. If you have not already started on your quest to complete your dreams and goals than you are already late. It is, however, never too late to start. The one pitfall that one needs to avoided at all costs is waiting for the right time or perfect moment to start. This is the reality we will all face, and it is the most important step that needs to be understood and accepted.

- Robby Silk

Philosophical Thought of the Day

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Sometimes it can be hard to lead a path less traveled. This path can be lonely, intimidating, and often disparaged. The ironic part is that this path will also inspire, encourage, and motivate admirers. Have the courage to leave a trail that will inspire others to dream more.

- Robby Silk