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31 October 2005 @ 10:25 pm
Life Swap  
"But at least you recognize it for what it is," [she] says seriously. "Doesn't that make you automatically different? Better?"

"Different, perhaps. Better? no. I would only be better if I stopped doing it. It's like that old saying: three frogs were sitting on a log and two decided to jump off, so how many were left on the log?"

"One?" [she] suggests.

"Nope. Three. That's the point. They only decided to jump off, they didn't actually do anything about it. It's not what you think about that matters in life, it's what you actually do about it."

-Jane Green's Life Swap

The whole frog thing made me laugh, but it's a good point. One I should try to apply in my own life.

Jeez, I've been reading Jane Green since Jemima J, before I even knew the term chick lit. Although I skipped the one about the heinous mother-in-law.
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Rurouni Star: Good Stufffiregazer on November 1st, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
Wow. I really like that quote. That's one of those things you think about in your spare time, put in words. :)