Monday, April 4, 2011

Love what YOU Love

In love with Buck Rogers and the future in 1921, Ray Bradbury cut out comic strips until the nine year old was teased at school and he threw them away. Later he realized his mistake and wrote:

"What did I learn? To be myself and only myself, and never let others, prejudiced, interfere with my life. Kids, do the same. Be your own self. Love what YOU love."

Bradbury's reflection was written in 1991 to school teacher William Stanhope who asked to describe an obstacle he had faced during his lifetime and the subsequent effect of his overcoming it.

Stanhope's query encourages one to think about our own obstacles and how we overcame them to enrich our life.

The source of this inspiring letter comes from Letters of Note an excellent blog which features 'Correspondence deserving of a wider Audience.'