...If you trust in yourself... and believe in your dreams... and follow your star..."--The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett
"... you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy.
This is probably the smartest thing I have ever read in a written work meant for young audiences. Mr. Pratchett is so much "my man Terry" because he's never afraid of being complex, sardonic, and incredibly incisive, whatever age group he chooses to write for.
Now if only I believed there was room for the same kind of thing in Philippine children's literature.
Or maybe we can make room. We'll see.