"In one century, we've added 28 years to our average life span - a change so rapid that our brains couldn't possibly have evolved to accommodate it."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Martha Beck on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Martha Beck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Martha Beck on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Martha Beck on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Martha Beck on Mahatma Gandhi
"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
"Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be."