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I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Jack London (1876-1916)
NorthernAmerican
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:21:52 AM

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Daemon wrote:
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Jack London (1876-1916)



Neil Young wrote:


"It's better to burn out than to fade away."

(From the song 'Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)'



Neil Young wrote:

"The rock'n'roll spirit is not survival. Of course the people who play rock'n'roll should survive. But the essence of the rock'n'roll spirit to me, is that it's better to burn out really bright than to sort of decay off into infinity. Even though if you look at it in a mature way, you'll think, "well, yes ... you should decay off into infinity, and keep going along". Rock'n'roll doesn't look that far ahead. Rock'n'roll is right now. What's happening right this second. Is it bright? Or is it dim because it's waiting for tomorrow - that's what people want to know. And that's why I say that."



Jack London... rock 'n' roll.

Just saying you'd rather live life loud... however you understand 'glorious' or 'beautiful'... pour yourself into every 'right here, right now'... love every moment because the present is all you really have.

You can be safe and calculated and you may just live to be older, have a better sleep at night, have a tidy little house one day, a big, organized plan, and a neat little schedule. You can always get 8 hours of sleep and have lunch made for work.

Or you can drench yourself in the present and live as a 'superb meteor'...

On a side note... I think there is a way to minimize the feeling of 'regret for not doing something', while still being able to do some of those more useful 'sleepy and permanent planet' things.

There's not too much 'meteoric' about waking up late, having to skip the shower, and lumbering into work hung over; 3 days in a row; multiple times a month...

(p.s. If you have children and still want to 'live like a meteor'... it's admirable but there are more important things to worry about.)

Al Rizwaan
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:46:59 AM

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Daemon wrote:
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Jack London (1876-1916)


One of the greatest quotes on this planet. Thanks TFD, Daemon and Jack London!

How sad the time passes unconsciously...
Why do we sleep??
Bully_rus
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:48:39 AM
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Why do we sleep? Cause planet simply don't bear such unbearable stress test as "every atom in magnificent glow".
rogermue
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:51:29 AM

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I prefer living on planet Earth. As long as we don't systematically destroy conditions for living of man, animals, and plants on this beautiful
Earth.
Apedo Jeomey Bright
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 4:03:13 AM

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It's a great taking into consideration the meaning of each word.
Imran Siddiqui
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 5:59:58 AM

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One more quote of Jack London:

You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Great inspiring thought!

Angel
zellij
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Ain't no wishful thinking. The man marked whole generations to come with his glowing imagination and his riveting odysseys.

Carpe diem. leave life to the dregs. Still with us Jack.
Kirk Stephens
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:57:28 AM

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I remember what wonderful experience it was to read Call of the Wild when I was a boy.
curmudgeonine
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:04:35 AM

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Great creed by which to live if you have what it takes.
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:25:40 AM

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unfortunately the splendorous meteor will end their bright and luminous path crashing into that sleepy and permanent planet!!!
maillady
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:41:13 AM

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Guess he got his wish.
mustafa barakat 1
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:00:23 PM

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[i][b][b][i][b]I strongly back up monamagda's sharp remark to Jack London's quote.
"unfortnately the splenderous meteor will ened their bright and luminous path crashing into that sleepy and permenent planet"
Verbatim
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:42:00 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Jack London (1876-1916)


It is hardly a matter of choice for most of us. And if it it were, beware: that which sparkles and glows may throw some light
but can it send the spark far enough to light the fire yonder?
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 4:06:22 PM

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He got his wish. He faded away a broke drunk at age 40. Life has its trials and setbacks but I'd rather be a planet and stick around a little longer.

**DISCLAIMER**
2015Febechukwu E105
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 5:55:09 PM

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kenturner1 wrote:
He got his wish. He faded away a broke drunk at age 40. Life has its trials and setbacks but I'd rather be a planet and stick around a little longer.

same.

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Samson Gbolahun
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:04:40 PM

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it means...I will rather be a normal person in my country than been a slave in another place
jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:04:51 PM

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Always going round and round in circles....it's pointless. Boo hoo!
adele T
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:30:31 PM
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Better to live in a quiet planet, but lasting long, and not having just a quick glow.
Christine
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:22:48 PM

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remember me of a The Who song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdRs1gKpeGg

I am carrying my heart~I am carrying my rhythm~I am carrying my prayers~But you can't kill my spirit~It's soaring and strong (Paula Cole's Me Lyrics)***We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We ARE spirtual beings having a human experience.(T.deChardin)***There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein)



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