"I do not wish to ﬂatter my townsmen, nor to be ﬂattered by them, for that will not advance either of us. We need to be provoked—goaded like oxen, as we are, into a trot."
(Henry David Thoreau. Walden)
"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)
"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)
It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).