I am currently reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch in preparation for a Living Forward class at Resurrection this fall. It is full of great gems! The other night I was particularly struck by this one:
I’ll take an earnest person over a hip person every time, because hip is short-term. Earnest is long-term.
I’m not one who is regularly (if ever) accused of being hip, but I do hope to live an earnest life.