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"And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new." (Niccolo Machiavelli, source)

It can be incredibly difficult...

It was pretty awesome that we went over Randy Pausch's Last Lecture in class this week. While I had certainly heard of it, I didn't actually know what his career was. Learning that his big ambition in his childhood was to create worlds, I was instantly amazed!

I went and tried out the Alice software his research team developed...

  • My father worked so diligently in providing a roof over our heads growing up. I remember him throughout my entire childhood being always there. It was like he was in two places at once, I'm not sure how he did it. His wisdom has guided me. He is wonderful.

  • My mother was so diligent in ensuring we were well attended to and nurtured in our upbringing. She was my advocate, and diligently took me to church for so many years for me to discover God. Her wisdom has guided me. She is wonderful.