Writing wasn’t easy to start. After I finally did it, I realized it was the most direct contact possible with the part of myself I thought I had lost, and which I constantly find new things from. Writing also includes the possibility of living many lives as well as living in any time or world possible. I can satisfy my enthusiasm for research but jump like a calf outside the strict boundaries of science. I can speak about things that are important to me and somebody listens. It’s wonderful!
—  Virpi Hämeen-Anttila

Gain more knowledge. Grow your mental ability. Read, read, read. Don’t just watch TV and movies. Virtually all highly successful people do some form of daily educational reading. Regardless of what they read, they make sure it contains useful and meaningful information from which they can benefit from in the long run. Statistics show that the average person reads less than 1 book per year. If you could read 1 book per week, that would mean about 52 books per year. Now imagine what an advantage that will give you over everyone else. 

“Camminare insieme, per esempio è un dialogo. Come ogni dialogo muto, come ogni dialogo puramente fisico, ti mette di fronte a una verità anche quando non vuoi. Se ci fai caso, il tuo modo di camminare insieme a qualcuno dice tutto sulla relazione che hai con l'altro. C'è chi è troppo nevrotico e tende a stare sempre qualche metro davanti a te, anche se tu gli corri dietro. Chi si stanca e si ferma e si trascina e, tenendoti sottobraccio, ti frena. Chi si appoggia, magari senza accorgersene. Chi si strattona sempre in qua e in là perché non sa andare dritto. E c'è chi ha il tuo stesso passo.”