On April 15th, 1912, 2400 people went to sleep on not just a ship, but a vessel of freedom and dreams. A place that brought upon awe, hope and happiness. They would soon wake to the sound of alarms and shouts and be rushed from their rooms, ordered to put their life belts on. Despite the boats that could have carried only half of the people away, less than 700 people saw the light of day the next morning. Rest in peace, thy 1700 souls that are still in our hearts exactly one century later.
What is it worth, what is it worth?
Have you given up on freedom?
You spent your life earning the keys to set you free,
when you were free all along.
– New York City, Among Savages
Here is my version of Demi Lovato’s song, Skyscraper:
You can take everything I have,
But you can’t break anything I am.
I’m not made of glass,
I’m not of paper.
I don’t know whether free will is an illusion, or whether fate exists. What I do know, however, is that we can not control most of the things in our life. You can’t control when you succed, when you fail, when you rise or when you fall. The only thing you can control is your reaction to the events that life presents to you. Choose to rise about your failures. Choose to be happy.
My favourite GG quote in a really long time… I’m no Dair fan, but I love this quote as if I were one.