Daily Words, Lifestyle

“Mistakes are Meant to be Made.” Neil Degrasse Tyson 

 4. Neil deGrasse Tyson, 58

As told to Men’s Journal when asked what advice he’d give himself when he was younger: “There’s no time I would go back and say, ‘Do this differently.’ Experiencing mistakes has been devalued in our culture. They want people to make the right decisions at all times. Well, there’s a saying in research science: If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not on the frontier of discovery. I’m the sum of the correct decisions I’ve made and the incorrect decisions I’ve made. Each one of those shapes the wisdom that I carry today.”

Neil Degrasse Tyson

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“Consider the Unexpected.” Elizabeth Warren

 6. Senator Elizabeth Warren, 67

As told to graduates of Suffolk University: “First, all the planning in the world can’t prepare you for the twists that are coming your way. You can’t predict it all. People will tell you to plan, to focus. They will tell you that if you want to succeed, you must stubbornly stay on your path no matter what. And they will be right. But they will also be wrong. I never planned to get married when I did, and I sure didn’t plan to get divorced. I never planned to become a lawyer or a law professor. No amount of focus when I was 20 would have envisioned me as a United States senator standing on this stage. So don’t be so focused on your plans that you are unwilling to consider the unexpected.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren