“The current employment system, as much as it aspires to be a meritocracy, is far from it. Success is more the output of privilege and luck than most people like to acknowledge, which doesn’t negate the importance of working smart and working hard, but I’ve learned to step away from value judgements of work or worth, my own or others, based on outcomes.”
- Tracy Chou
If Max’s death has taught me anything, it is that life doesn’t allow you to remain anchored anywhere. We keep moving, even when all we want to do is remain in a moment, return to a crossroads, undo a regret, say something that would have changed where we stand today.