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"Everything flows, an old Greek said.
Nothing’s secure. Gold’s only lead
When you stop to think.
On your way up, show consideration
To the ones you meet on their way down.
The Latin root of 'condescension'
Means we all sink."

Nobel-winning poet Seamus Heaney was born 80 years ago today. His beautiful wisdom on life:
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Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young

“The true and durable path into and through experience involves being true … to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge.”

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