I love this excerpt from T.H. White's The Once and Future King (about King Arthur's early years). White is describing the power of inquiry and the learning process. It struck me as incredibly relevant (Japan, Libya, NZ etc and maybe even your private life) and I thought I'd share it with the blogosphere!
"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder in your veins, you may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics. There is only one thing for it then - to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you."
Love and peace - Wozza