The Art of Adventure
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!’”
he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to
explore strange horizons.
he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies.
he has the curiosity to experiment . . .
to test and try new ways of living and thinking.
he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to
wrestle with the toughest problems and difficulties.
he valiantly accepts the challenge of mountain-top tasks and glories in a job
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