"We must have our goals, our dreams, and we must strive for them. We are not gods, however; we do not have the power to shape every aspect of the future. And the road the world makes for us is one that teaches humility if we are willing to learn."
Once in a while you'll come across nuggets such as this contained amidst the pages of a popular "New York Times Bestseller List" novel. Not often...but every once in a while. The above quote was stated by my new favorite popular fiction character, Odd Thomas, in the novel Forever Odd by Dean Koontz.