“Survival is insufficient.”
The other day I told my friend Michelle, while speaking about my businesses, that I am not used to being in survival mode. I am used to creating, expanding, building, adding…
And she mentioned the quote “Survival is insufficient”. I feel this. But who is it by?
I believe it’s from a Star Trek episode—but was referenced heavily in the novel “Station Eleven”!
Oct 11th, 2021 / 1:46 pm
> I believe it’s from a Star Trek episode
Yes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_Instinct_(Star_Trek:_Voyager) , found via https://www.colorado.edu/cha/coping-covid-19/pandemic-posts/because-survival-insufficient -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_Instinct_(Star_Trek:_Voyager)
Oct 11th, 2021 / 3:21 pm
More about it here:
Oct 12th, 2021 / 9:13 am
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London
Oct 12th, 2021 / 9:26 am
Here for you. xo
Oct 12th, 2021 / 4:38 pm
I was thinking of this recent tweet when I read this post: https://twitter.com/dvassallo/status/1316520555818807298?s=20
Oct 12th, 2021 / 5:31 pm
that could be it.
Oct 12th, 2021 / 5:52 pm
Also used in “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel https://www.colorado.edu/cha/coping-covid-19/pandemic-posts/because-survival-insufficient
Oct 12th, 2021 / 8:11 pm
I really like how The Offspring put it:
There’s more to living than only surviving; maybe I’m not there, but I’m still trying
Oct 13th, 2021 / 8:59 am
Joe Dispenza. He really digs into the concept of survival mode vs. expansive. Although I don’t think also that he formulated the sentence like that. That’s probably from someone else.
Oct 16th, 2021 / 3:48 am