Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:15 am
Elvis quoted this in the recorded phone call to Red; clearly the piece meant a lot to him. Maybe others will find inspiration in it, as well. (Sure, Elvis needed to do some self-assessment with this in mind, but he "got it," even when he couldn't live up to it.)
I offer you "Desiderata" (Latin: "desired things"), a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann.
Here's a well-read version.