To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind
Jamie Varon

Reminds me of Edgar’s line in King Lear when he says, “Ripeness is all.” Things happen in their ripe moments and rarely before. Or happen best then.

Or Mencius (the Neo-Confucian philosopher) who warns against trying to rush maturation or fruition. He says is like pulling at newly sprouted seeds in the ground in the hopes of making them grow faster. It only kills them.

Hard to live it, though — the idea that things take their time, no matter how much we sometimes wish it otherwise.

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