I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the
voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world
like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting
message: You are not alone.” ― Roald Dahl, Matilda
You will learn as you get older…that no [person] is perfect. Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets. Some have quirkier quirks and deeper secrets than others, but all of them, including one’s own parents, have two or three private habits hidden up their sleeves that would probably make you gasp if you knew about them.