“Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born.” – Emerson
A lot of life is preloaded.
My family, my socio-economic start, my race, my geography… I had no control over any of them and yet I live under them. When circumstances are favorable, I feel like I’ve won the lottery. When my back hurts or my internet goes out, I curse the gods.
The question I’m interested in is where do I take a stand regardless of my circumstances?
What do I care so much about that no thing will stop my commitment to it?
In the chatter about the “problems in our industry”, I’m believing that there are none. If there are problems, they are with me, they are with you or they are with us. “The industry” doesn’t exist apart from those three realities.
Problems live in that cowardly place where I expect all return and no investment.
Where must I go all-in? Where must you?