Happy Harper Lee Day

Today’s the birthday of Harper Lee, author of one of my, and I’m sure some other folks’, favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird

Happy Birthday to a great writer who brought some great words to the world!

“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.” – Harper Lee

http://www.neabigread.org/books/mockingbird/readers-guide/about-the-author/

 

This was originally posted on April 28th as part of Zirtual’s Learningz page, a community promoting self-improvement, inspiration, and good living! Want to be a part of the Zirtual family? Check out our job openings here.

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Learningz, January 28

Yesterday’s post had a great collection of at-home workouts. Now, for some motivation to step away from your computer and do those!

Scientists have published findings on how inactivity can change our neural complexion (for the worse) and also lead to heightened risks of heart disease.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/how-inactivity-changes-the-brain/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=2&

“Dr. Mueller said, he plans to show slides of the different rat neurons and, echoing the old anti-drug message, point out that “‘this is your brain.’ And this is your brain on the couch.”

Learningz, December 12

Let’s mix it up with a quotation today. This one comes from a man who could show his genius in both silence and with words. This one comes in the latter.

This quote is attributed to Charlie Chaplin, and was said to have been written on his 70th birthday.

Inspiring words!

http://etceterasyndicate.blogspot.com/2012/04/as-i-began-to-love-myself-speech-made.html

“We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE!”

Learningz, December 6

On December 5th, the world lost a powerful, heroic and inspiring man.

There are so many sites/places/articles on Nelson Mandela to share and ready, I thought I’d keep it simple here for Learningz.

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”

His legacy will live on and we’ll continue to draw inspiration from the life he led. For now, perhaps we just feel grateful for what he gave to our time in history.

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Will Durant on Civilization

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“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.” — Will Durant,Life, Oct. 18, 1963