It would take me 20 paragraphs of mostly typos and poor grammar to convey what James Hollis wrote in one sentence.
A person strong enough to face the futilities of most desires, the distractions of most cultural values, who can give up trying to be well adjusted to a neurotic culture, will find growth and greater purpose after all.
I am not all that fond of tatoos (ask my son), but if I got one, it would be the above statement. Trust me, I got the girth, it wouldn’t have to be written in a small font either!
(James Hollis, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally Really Grow Up Gotham Books; 2005)