You have a right to experiment with your life.
You will make mistakes.
And they are right too.
No, I think there was too rigid a pattern.
You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation.
Your vocation is fixed,
and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore
or you’re not a painter anymore.
It may happen.
It has happened.
I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter.
And so he walked away from banking.
I think we have a right to change course.
But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things.
They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.
Anaïs Nin
Possiblity by Likke Li
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10 thoughts on “Possibility

    1. Dear Hugh,
      I needed this quote today.
      I went to school to be a teacher.
      I’m still a teacher, just one that stays at home with kids.
      But..as of this fall..all three will be in school.
      I love to paint walls…furniture..I love to write..
      and I don’t want to go back to teaching right now.
      Except to sub for my friend’s preschool.
      I needed to hear..that it’s ok to change your major…
      at age 40.
      🙂
      Lis

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