Wednesday, 6 April 2011


This make sense, I am stil very much an idiot.

Here’s what’s going to happen. At one point, you will honestly believe that you have every single thing figured out. You reach an epiphany where you understand yourself, you know what you want to do with your life, you know what kind of woman or man you’re looking for, and you’ve figured everyone else out, you’re a good judge of character. Exactly two years later, you’ll say “Man, I was an idiot two years ago when I thought I had life figured out, but now I’ve REALLY got it figured out.” You’ll calm down a little bit and look back on your youthful ignorance and laugh. “How could I think life was all about [X] when it’s CLEARLY all about [Y]? So young.” 
Two years later, you’ll do the exact same thing- scrapping all of your old, childish assumptions in favor of your current, brilliant assumptions. In fact, you’ll repeat that process every two years. Life, from what I’ve gathered so far, is largely about looking back on your past self and realizing how stupid you were. And you’ll keep convincing yourself that, even though you were clueless two years ago, now you’ve got it figured out, until you finally reach a tipping point, and then you’ll say “Man, I was an idiot two years ago, and two years before that, and two before that, so- you know what? Even if I think I have things figured out, I’m probably an idiot right now.” 
The boundlessness of my own stupidity is the most important lesson I have ever learned in my entire life.


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