"you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees + the stars; you have a right to be here.
"+ whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
"therefore, be at peace with god, whatever you conceive him to be + whatever your labours + aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
"with all it sham, drudgery + broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
"strive to be happy."
--max ehrmann, desiderata, 1927