"It [government] covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
Hello there. I'm Madeline Smith, and I am a writer of daily life, love, wishes and mystifications. I'm entirely fascinated with the human being mind, the way it operates along with why. I can be the first to admit that there is still a great deal to learn, so much to comprehend in this thing all of us call everyday living. One mind can't grow without the strength of other minds. We are what we are today because of individuals within our past. Their particular achievements, as well as failures, has drastically contributed to our drive and ground breaking intelligence. This is precisely why I enjoy writing so much, because it allows me to share with you my knowledge and encounters with others in expectations to fill in the gap of uncertainness in some manner.