I was watching the Will and Jada Smith family on Oprah today (a rerun from May, I think?) and Will made this statement in reference to the amount of work his son went through for a movie. I love this quote!! I think it honors the significance of hard work and how the payoff of pushing yourself to the point of breaking is....well, greatness!
I googled it afterwards, assuming that it was a quote he borrowed from a philosopher or someone. From what I can tell though, it was an original Will! I did although, find a lot of controversy over it. Apparently people thought he overworked his kid, who was 11 at the time. I don't know, I think hard work is good and I find it to be far better than a rich kid who is handed everything in life on a silver platter...
What are your thoughts on it though? Do you think life should be easier? That "the edge of destruction" is a bit too far?
Personally, I love it. I like to think that when I feel at the edge of my destruction, really I'm just that much closer to greatness!
(On a side note: is the Smith family not absolutely perfect? Yeesh!!)