WACKY WEDNESDAY 4.14.16

A collection of my thoughts and anything I find interesting throughout the week, posted every Wednesday. Named after the Dr. Seuss book. Also just kind of a wacky guy.
  1. What I'm watching: Lawrence of Arabia.
    I'm surprised I haven't seen it before, because I grew up watch epic classics like Ben Hur and How The West Was Won. It's an absolutely brilliant movie, and truly one of the greatest films of all time.
  2. New place: Kenting, Taiwan.
    I traveled down to Kenting from Taipei by high speed rail, and it was stunning. Our soccer team played in a beach tournament, and there was a big festival simultaneously. We were camping, but we didn't get much sleep because of the heat starting at 8 am. The scenery is beautiful, and the parties lively. Fun times were had by all.
  3. Quote: "Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long."
    People lose major sight of how important it is to live a life of humbleness, kindness, and generosity, instead wanting to live a long life because they equate that with a good one. Leading a noble life is much more fulfilling than saying you lived long.
  4. Most Fascinating Article: "An architect turned evil and became the greatest bank robber in history."
    This is an excerpt from Geoff Manaugh's book, "A Burglar's Guide to the City." I've always been captivated by heist films and such, and it tells the unbelievable story of George Leonidas Leslie, who infiltrated New York City after the Civil War as an architect by day and bank robber by night, using the sketches to plan and execute his heists to perfection.