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Aloha Friday Motivation | Led London or Jack Zeppelin Edition | #25

  Happy Aloha Friday! Well Before Kurt Cobain and Neil Young uttered the sentiment, it was Jack London who said, “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.” He went on to say, “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” Though he only lived to be 40, Jack London lived multiple lives and certainly did not fade away. From oyster pirate at the age of 15, to tramp riding the rails with Coxey’s Army , and a myriad of jobs in between (seal hunter, canner, and a stint at a street-railway power plant), London eventually joined in the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Through his time prospecting, London, like many, became malnourished in the gold fields and eventually developed scurvy. The physical toll it took on