Semi Manifesto

This is a collection of thoughts and quotes that summed up my outlook and philosophy on life in the early 2010s. A lot has changed, but I find that these still remain as a core tenant.

Summary of my life.

  • Love waking up and going to work.
  • Relationships are top priority
  • Genuineness and kindness are my goal
  • Love for the remote and unreached areas of the world
  • Visionary, optimist, and go-getter
  • Infected with the travel bug
  • Jack of all trades, master of a few
  • Triathlete, wakeboarder, rock climber, backpacker
  • Always listening to music
  • Live with little to no inhibitions
  • Live like I’m going to die

Quotes that shaped my philosophy.

“Life is all what you make it to be, and I choose to live extraordinarily.” – Andrew Randazzo

“I play the game, for the game’s own sake.”

“Spontaneity is one of the greatest gifts of life” – Jim Hovorka (my grandpa)

“Dear God, I confess I am not what I should be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I will be, but by Your grace I am what I am. I am not what I once was.” – Jonathan Edwards

“When you settle, you die.” – Perry Noble

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” – Phil. 1:21

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” –Seth Godin

“Managers teach rules. Leaders teach principles.” – Kent Shaffer

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”

“Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear, but we just went for it.” – 180º South

“Life’s expectations and enjoyment shouldn’t be focused on the goals you set out to accomplish, but the journey that you take to get there.”

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” – Chief Tecumseh

“I wish someone would’ve told me then, that someday these would be the good old days…..You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” – Ke$ha

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