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Comment: "Spend time with people who are older and younger than yourself"

Raunak Agarwal left this great comment on "Don’t know what you’re doing with your life?" -

Great post Sebastian. I want to add one point: spend time with people who are older and younger than yourself. This would probably constitute family for most people. I can’t explain why yet (perhaps it gives us a sense of where we are coming from and going), but occasional interactions with old people and young children always leave me feeling richer. I found these interactions especially lacking when I was working away from home in the U.S.

A brief comment, but I think there's lots of wisdom in that. I'm sitting and reflecting on it for a moment.

I think Raunak is on to something here. You can absorb a lot of wisdom, poise, and maturity from people that have been there before you, and pick up a lot of energy, fun, and spontaneity from kids.

I was in a cafe a few weeks ago and a young kid was going around with his finger like a gun going, "bang! bang!" at people. Most of the adults were ignoring him, but I ducked under the table and put up my finger to shoot back - 'bang! bang!"

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Ira Glass, the creator of This American Life and one of our generation's most prolific storytellers, has some great advice for artists that applies equally well to entrepreneurs:  There's a time in your life when you are making stuff that you know isn't as good as you want it to be. You just have to get through it, and keep doing lots of work to break past this point where most people quit.

Watch Ira tell it in detail:

Ira Glass, the creator of This American Life and one of our generation's most prolific storytellers, has some great advice for artists that applies equally well to entrepreneurs:  There's a time in your life when you are making stuff that you know isn't as good as you want it to be. You just have to get through it, and keep doing lots of work to break past this point where most people quit. Watch Ira tell it in detail:

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