I don’t know if I’m “smart”. I don't know what my IQ is. What I do know is that I have a clear vision for what I want my life to look like in 10 years, and that I will do whatever it takes to get there. I know that I have the ability to understand and empathize with people. I have the ability to articulate myself and communicate effectively. I have a strong moral compass that will guide me when all else fails. I have endless curiosity and a constant desire to learn. I have the ability to love deeply. I have tons of gratitude for this life I get to live. I have an eye for beauty. I have great taste in a variety of things. I have the ability to recognize patterns in this world and create something new from them. I have the ability to reason about things from first principles, and arrive at truths myself. I have the ability to bear great responsibility and fight for myself when necessary. I have the ability to provide tangible value to other people. And I have the ability to be a good human being. And that's why I know I'll do just fine in this game of life.
The thing about life is that you're all in. No matter who you are and what you do, this will kill you. So why not play the most magnificent game while you're waiting?
- bite into a ripe plum directly after swimming in the ocean. taste the sweetness against the salt. allow any juice to drip down your hand. go back into the water to wash it off.