We are sharks, if we stop moving we die. If our body does not die, our heart dies, life leaves us and we survive as caricatures of what we were. We may survive for most of our life yet we have died as children. We are alive if we move forward, we are alive until we keep moving, whatever happens. When we settle we are dead.
In order to move forward we need something to look forward to. We need to set our aim high, said Frank, as anything else would make our life meaningless. We need to try to achieve the impossible, we are born explorers and if we do not aim for the unknown we will never know more than we already do. There is no risk in aiming as high as we can possibly imagine, for if we miss our goal, said Frank, we will have attained nonetheless still something amazing, something superior to anything anybody has attained. We are born explorers and if we stop exploring we die. That is the only risk we run, the risk of dying without having explored what was possible, without having brought life to a place where life was not present. That is our goal, to extend and repair. We are here to extend what is known and to repair it. We can achieve that goal only by spending all our attention to life, to what happens, to how people interact, how people live, what matters, we can achieve that goal only by being kind and relentless with others.
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