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- Audrey Hepburn

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No matter what happens,
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It's the most important thing.
- Federico Fellini Simpler Times



Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host
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- Helen Keller

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At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year.
A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).
During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In 1970, there were roughly half as many people in the world as there are now. Because of declining growth rates, it will now take over 200 years to double again.



When we are children we seldom think
of the future. This innocence leaves us
free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can.
The day we fret about the future is the
day we leave our childhood behind. - Patrick Rothfuss
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"On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more."
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Sometimes it's fun just to relax, and take a little trip back in time. Let go all the troubles of the day, and visit that part of you that you thought was long forgotten. A simpler time filled with fun and laughter.
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