Hard and Paranoid

You’ve got to be hard. Life doesn’t hand out participation trophies. Those easy answers you crave? They’re garbage. They’re for the weak, the complacent. They make you soft, and there’s nothing more shameful than settling for mediocrity. If you’re content with half-assed efforts, you might as well throw in the towel now. Real achievement, real…

Hippie Career Obliviousness

I never considered the idea of a career because I lived as a hippie. There was always some job that paid enough so I had food and a place to live. Modern life seemed to make a wife and kids improbable, so there was no pressure to have a complex job paying enough to support…

Neither Career Nor Good Work

We were a bunch of savages gathering random parts collected haphazardly
rather than planning to craft greatness.