Perhaps the best way to be fully human is to experience the richness of life—the good, the bad, and the ugly. As sad as I am to watch dear friends wind down their lives, I’m equally grateful for the richness and grace that their lives have added to mine.
We all do things sometimes that make us feel stupid. But after we get past wondering how much “more stupider” we could possibly be, we find that risking failure is a way toward exploration, creativity, and innovation.
Being helpful is great, except when it’s not. I’ve taken on some big jobs that in retrospect were other people’s projects. What I notice—mostly in retrospect—is that they were not my projects.