Thursday, 19 May 2016

A Varied Life



I've been homeless, in prison, at Cambridge university, worked at a London startup, been an atheist, lived in Christian community, travelled, written a book.

I've taken an extraordinary amount of drugs to the point of madness.

I've learned Tai Chi and meditation from a Buddhist community. Spent nearly a year in Romania living with Romanians.

I taught myself to program. I've spoken to an audience of thousands at conferences and been a keynote speaker in India and New Zealand. I've written code used by millions of software developers.

A varied life and I'm not done yet. And I'm still (more and more) convinced that the only thing worth a damn, the only thing to live for (more important than believing the right things) is to love.

But love fiercely.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. Food for thought and moving my emotions.
    :-)

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  2. In the Bible, Jesus says all that is left is faith , hope and love. He says this in Mathew. So I agree with your statement. Hoorah!

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  3. It listed me as unknown. Hmmm.

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  4. Oops it's actually 1 Corinthians 13:13

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  5. But hey, me too. I spent 4 years in the Marine Corps and then 20 years running through life as if I was possessed. I didn't get it until around age 50.

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