What They Don't Tell You at Graduation - WSJ.com
Eric Barker stashed this in Time
I disagree with some of his points, but I love #9:
It's all borrowed time. You shouldn't take anything for granted, not even tomorrow. I offer you the "hit by a bus" rule. Would I regret spending my life this way if I were to get hit by a bus next week or next year? And the important corollary: Does this path lead to a life I will be happy with and proud of in 10 or 20 years if I don't get hit by a bus.
I also like #1:
Your time in fraternity basements was well spent. The same goes for the time you spent playing intramural sports, working on the school newspaper or just hanging with friends. Research tells us that one of the most important causal factors associated with happiness and well-being is your meaningful connections with other human beings.
yes, amen. It`s true. no words.
I agree with : time spent and don`t get hit by a bus. Especially with the last phrase wich is extremely related with what your parents want for you (This is your first bus). After when you begin to work or to live you will find many buses.
Life is a series of bus trips. :)
Going off on a tangent here... Extending the driving trip metaphor reminds me of another favorite quote of mine:
"Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don't want to run out of gas on your trip, but you're not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn't be about the money." -- Tim O'Reilly
That is very well said, Eric!
Seems like Mark Zuckerberg has internalized that:
"We don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services."
No matter: when , where or how? It´s necessary to pay for the trip.