The Art of Adventure
A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life . . . When he says, like Frank Crane: “My soul is a Columbus; and not watery wastes, nor glooming mysteries . . . shall send me back, nor make me cry ‘Enough!’”
When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons.
When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies.
When he has the curiosity to experiment . . . to test and try new ways of living and thinking.
When he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to wrestle with the toughest problems and difficulties.
When he valiantly accepts the challenge of mountain-top tasks and glories in a job well done.
When he concludes that a rut is only another name for a grave and that the only way to stay out of ruts is by living adventurously and staying vitally alive every day of his life.
~ Wilferd A. Peterson, The Art of Living