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.


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

  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!

  3. 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.