Point/Counterpoint: On Grabbing Life by the Horns

Point:
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
– Oliver Wendell Thoreau 🙂 [I know that’s not a real person, the above is actually a misquotation blending a Thoreau passage and an Oliver Wendell Holmes line]
Counterpoint:
I am not throwing away my shot
I am not throwing away my shot
Hey yo, I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwing away my shot
– from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton
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