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“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” - Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild)
Saw this quote of my friend JLim’s tumblr and reblogged it with another photo from the USGS cruise. My future is not set, the world is wide open, and I can’t wait to see what’s out there.
Today was a good day. With midterms coming up and final projects getting started, we’re forming study/project groups, interacting with different people than usual, and making new friends.