Mark Twain: “The two most important days of your life are…”

Mark Twain: “The two most important days of your life are…”

Mark Twain: “The two most important days of your life are…”


MAY 10, 2024


“…the day you were born and the day you find out why.”

The famous statement has impact. No doubt about it.

I would change the second half to: the day you DECIDE why.

Or: the day you INVENT why.

Or: the day you decide what to do about it.

My quarrel with the quote is based on: lots of people rushing to judgment about what they’re MEANT to do in their lives.

They want a command from above. Possibly from Mars.

“I was down at the corner eating a tofu sirloin, when suddenly I realized what I was supposed to do on this Earth.”

“Really? And what was that?”

“Sign a contract with a new agent, star in superhero films, and use that platform to tell the world about climate change…”

“You know, there’s a very attractive small island in the South Pacific where you could emigrate.”


“An island.”

“Why the hell would I move to an island?”

“I could give you lots of reasons. But I’m late for an appointment with an electroshock therapist.”

“You’re getting SHOCK treatments?”

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By Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

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