Today is one of those days I wanted to listen more and talk less. And listening more made me realize how my environment was shaping me. In SF, and the tech world, sometimes I fall into this rut where every time I’m talking to people, I automatically place them in a bucket of “useful or not”. It’s a shitty way to behave.
When I was in NY in my twenties, I remembered just sitting at bars and talking to people just because they had interesting lives or experiences. It’s kind of like being on the road. Long term travel has a way of opening you up to the world and letting humanity in. Not out of any transactional motivations but just because you’re just a person floating on, gathering knowledge and wisdom and perspective.
It’s a little early for Thanksgiving, but here’s my “thanks” post: it’s a reminder of how many people have helped me along and influenced me for the better. And they’re all good friends now — who would’ve thought that would happen? :)