When you are trying to create a version of yourself that will one day make you happy, half the battle is know your insides — know your pleasures.
And the other half is to know your outsides — to find allies, partners, mentors.
You don’t become yourself by yourself. You become you, boosted on others’ shoulders, buoyed by others’ smiles. You may be a singular person, but your success will always be plural.” —
NPR and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich, in his commencement address to the College of the Atlantic. It’s about designing your life, getting up when you’re knocked down, and learning for life.
It’s called “The Chumbawamba Principle”. Read the whole thing. It’s simply wonderful.