…words I penned at age 17 (which, really is more of a reflection of having wiser mentors and books). I think sometimes youth has its own intrinsic wisdom, since personal growth is really less about learning new lessons, but more about unlearning the bad habits like cynicism we pick up along life’s path. Perhaps ‘growth’ is actually a positive regression — returning to our childlike sense of wonder and regaining the ability to find the joy in the simplest of things.
…m, because it forced them to prioritize the important things they had been ignoring in their lives. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that few beliefs are inherently right or wrong, it is more important whether they are effective.
I hate those articles that promise to tell you the One Single Reason X Was Successful — those are always bullshit, because there’s never a single reason for anything. When you try and find one, you’re trying to tell a story rather than state the facts.