20 Things I have learned this year

Inspired by Stephan Sagmeister:

  1. Leave more than you take.
  2. Honesty is beautiful. (“Everyone who is honest is interesting” – Sagmeister)
  3. Eccentric people are usually the most brilliant. I admire eccentricity.
  4. My favorite smile is an involuntary one.
  5. Joy outweighs pain.
  6. I’d rather be challenged than comfortable.
  7. You can’t wait for the future.
  8. People don’t think about you as much as you think. Don’t worry about it.
  9. Growing up is for trees.
  10. Everyone has their own definition of fun.
  11. Understanding is a wonderful present.
  12. Taking a chance is easier than you think.
  13. There is still an incredible amount of talent, creativity, and knowledge to learn from one another. (Having internet doesn’t hurt either).
  14. If you’re going to get lost, do it in a book.
  15. Making friends is harder now than it was in kindergarten (disregard if you’re currently in kindergarten).
  16. Patience. It will be worth the wait, I’m sure of it.
  17. I have an enormous capacity for real dialogue, I am incredibly burdened by small talk.
  18. Enthusiasm is valuable.
  19. Doing things outside my comfort zone, even when I have disliked it, has always been worth it.
  20. If a clock gets hungry, it goes back four seconds.

(Re-posted from another blog I share with my friends).


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