“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”—Fred Rogers
Latin. Where the English, infinity is derived from.
I took two years of Latin and although it is indeed a dead language, I love it. Latin words are the root of so many English ones, but this is by far my favorite.
I’m getting this tattooed as soon as I can; it’s all I can think about recently.
I’m getting it not because it is the cliche “infinity”, but because the literal translation from Latin to English is “unboundedness.”
Unboundedness. It means a lot to me and I think it will represent a lot for the next part of my life as well.
My parents are not the most open or encouraging people I know and are usually the first to tell me that I can’t do things. Either because they don’t agree with my choices, or because they think I’m not smart or strong or brave or mature enough. Just about everything I do, they have a problem with and are the first people to try and get in the way of my plans.
I love them but, I argue with them on a daily basis and I have to constantly remind myself that yes, I can achieve my goals regardless of what they may say.
I remind myself that I am in fact “unbounded” by their opinions and all other negative opinions about my life choices. I know having that tattooed will be a constant reminder of this to me and will constantly encourage me to achieve my goals because I am unbounded and I can do whatever it is I choose to put my mind to.