I need my edge. My edge is how I make a living. More than that: My edge is my claim on the world. It’s why people are my friends, why they invite me over for dinner, perhaps why they marry me. What am I worth to the world if I’ve lost my edge?
In the magazine this week, Michael Kinsley
explores the possible mental effects of Parkinson’s disease, a condition he was diagnosed with twenty years ago (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/1iRUh9q
I’ve always been interested in people, but I’ve never liked them.
Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.
When you want to get good at something, how you spend your time practicing is far more important than the amount of time you spend. … Regular practice simply isn’t enough. To improve, we must watch ourselves fail, and learn from our mistakes.