Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned. Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world. How can a pint-sized, smart-ass seventeen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho? ... read more
Ben Wolf a Sr. in high school discovers he has one year to live when he went to the doctor for his one year Cross Country check up. He decides that he isn't going to tell anyone that he is dying, and he isn't going to get treatment for it. So, his doctor insists that he gets a therapist. After... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Ben Wolf a Sr. in high school discovers he has one year to live when he went to the doctor for his one year Cross Country check up. He decides that he isn't going to tell anyone that he is dying, and he isn't going to get treatment for it. So, his doctor insists that he gets a therapist. After all this, he decides he isn't going out for cross country and is going to do footbal, with his brother, the star quarterback of the school. That might be the best decision of his short life because he gets a joint scholorship to attend Boise State University with his brother, as long as they play football. In the end, it is too difficlut for Ben to hold in this secret, so he starts to tell his friends and family that he is dying. He looses the love of his life after telling everyone he is dying because she thinks it is too much to handle. Ben learns a lot about hi self in his last year of life.
“"Love turns to hatred at the fringes of any belief system."”
“Planet Earth is a tough town.”Ben
“Love, in the universal sense, is unconditional acceptance. In the individual sense, the one-on-one sense, try this: we can say we love each other if my life is better because you’re in it and your life is better because I’m in it. The intensity of the love is weighed by how much better.”Highlighted by 63 Kindle customers
You put yourself out there in the truest way you can and hope others do the same. You’ll connect or you won’t, but you did what you could.Highlighted by 44 Kindle customers
You can’t let anything that seems even semi-important pass, because it passes forever. Things take on meaning.Highlighted by 42 Kindle customers
It’s about influence, about what people do in your name after you’re gone.”Highlighted by 39 Kindle customers
“There’s only one thing that’s universal.” “What’s that?” “The truth.”Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
God isn’t a guy. God isn’t a girl. God is a force. You have all these people trying to figure out whether to believe in God or the big bang. Well, God is the big bang. God is the ultimate scientist. If God relegated his thinking to human cognition, it would never get anything done. I mean, look how slow you think, and you’re probably the smartest kid in your class. Just know that everything started as one, everything still is one, and it will end up as one.”Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
‘Live every day like you’re going to live forever and every day like it’s going to be your last’Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
the truth doesn’t need to be known, or believed, to be true.”Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
“Like I said before,” Rudy says, “it’s all about differences. Something about humans really doesn’t like them, when they are the very thing we should embrace. If someone’s different from you and it scares you or makes you mad, that’s God telling you to take a closer look. If you’re scared or mad, that’s about you, not about the person who scares or angers you.”Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
A team is a single thing, just like each of us is our arms and legs and brains and spirits. When one component isn’t working, we’re not at full speed.Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
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