"There’s a Japanese phrase that goes 「初心に戻る」Shoshin ni modoru, which means to go back and remember the feeling of being a beginner. It means that no matter how far you’ve come you shouldn’t forget the humility of starting out on something new."
"KingToasty regarding æ: The e’s and a’s actually have a really cool historical background for being written so close together! It’s symbolic of the national merging that happened when Norway, in their Early Kingdom period, was in a state of war between two dynasties: The Apostlate kingdom, ruled by some of the first European Christians, and the Effigal kingdom, ruled by those from a far more orthodox sect of Christianity. The two made a sort of peace when the Mongolians invaded and took over what is now Kiev and Russia, in response to the violence shown towards Catholics in the area. The æ symbols were used first in official documents for the Norwegian Middle Kingdom period, and later trickled down into common writings. An outlying group of Effigal Christians moved into unconquered portions of Russia and set up what would later become true Orthodox Christianity. This is where the word “effigy” comes from, as the Effigal Christians burned a stuffed puppet in the shape of the first Middle Kingdom ruler. When Kiev was retaken by the Russians, the Effigals there had grown so common that it became the state religions. The æ symbol remains in the language asa sign of how political events can even shape our letters."
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
- George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) “Maxims for Revolutionists”