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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

'Tis never too late to be wise.

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Daniel Defoe

Hindsight, it’s often said, is 20/20. In Daniel Defoe’s 18th-century literary classic “Robinson Crusoe,” the titular protagonist struggles to survive while shipwrecked on a deserted island. As Crusoe learns to adapt to his wild surroundings, he also experiences regret for the choices that led to the circumstances in which he finds himself. But the past, of course, is in the past and cannot be changed. So in the throes of isolation, Crusoe forges ahead, progressing mentally and physically and keeping himself alive for 28 long years. It’s a story of resilience, but, as this quote demonstrates, it’s also a testament to independence, personal accountability, and the capacity for change.

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