The coin of survival / Part 2

Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst

Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.

Mark Divine - Creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy

For every mountain you climb and plateau you rest at, there will be another and more interesting view ahead.

Albert Ellis - American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.

Brené Brown - American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host

Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.

Alberto Villoldo - Medical anthropologist and best-selling author who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. He is the founder of the Four Winds Society, and his most recent book is The Heart of the Shaman: Stories and Practices of the Luminous Warrior

As the Lakota Sioux phrase Mitakuye Oyasin—“All my relations”—implies, we’re all connected, all in this together. Recovery is reciprocal: heal yourself, heal the world; heal the world, heal yourself.

Fred Rogers - American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

We need myths that will identify the individual not with his local group but with the planet.