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You own your own body, and with it your own voice—and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all.
Freedom begins the moment you realise someone else has been writing your story and it’s time you took the pen from his hand and started writing it yourself.
American journalist & commentator
Ownership is the only way to influence decisions—the right decisions.
Co-founder & CFO, Fisker Inc
That’s what makes [the land] ours: Being born on it, working on it, dying on it. That makes ownership, not a paper with numbers on it.
American author & Nobel laureate
We own what belongs to us whether we claim it or not.
—Sarah M Broom
What you really value in life is ownership, not money. If ever there is a choice—more money or more responsibility—you must always opt for the latter.
When you own your story, you get to write
— Brené Brown
American researcher & author
By what right can anyone whatever appropriate the least morsel of this immense whole and say, ‘This is mine, not yours’?
Russian revolutionary & economist
You can have it all, but don’t expect to have it at exactly the same time.
The stupid mind thinks only in terms of possession. The man of insight thinks of utility.
Once you have something—knowledge, skills, possessions—or have achieved something—climbing Mount Everest, for example—it becomes banal.
To have so little, and it of so little value, is to be quaintly free.
(This story appears in the 07 May, 2021 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)