Monday, March 08, 2010

greener grass.

i have a friend who dropped out of MIT, turned DOWN a job with Google, and decided to start a company that will hopefully make us smarter about energy consumption (AND he's a vegan/Buddhist that leads by example).

i have a friend who left his job, lost face on TV, ran away to the silicon valley, and is now running for Congress (because he felt each of these was the RIGHT thing to do).

i have a friend who sold his share in an agency (he helped found) to start a local non-profit to bring creative arts to kids.

i have a friend who STILL works on one of the top brands in the world, and now is finding a way to give glasses to kids in need.

i have a friend who dropped out of high school, met/married his partner before most of us understood what that meant, started a family, and THEN started a local news movement.

i have a friend who quit his job to tell jokes for a living.

i have a friend who saw the world, got a PhD, and decided to go teach in the place we thought we were too big for. and he has a farm.

and what have i been doing all along? reading books. writing words. seeing the world. taking pictures. making lists.

that's all? can't, no, shouldn't i be doing more? it's times like these that i feel selfish. almost like Mark Renton from Trainspotting (sans the cool accent).


  1. Can't speak for the other folks, but you've been supporting me pretty damn well and that means a lot. I picked a good day to actually read my feeds for the first time in a while. The grass is always greener on the other side. Anyway, thanks, brother!

  2. To be fair, I did go on to two years of college after leaving ASMS... Wait, does that even make me sound any better?

    What's amazing to me is that I'm at all surprised Chattarati is what I wish I was doing full-time. After starting a school paper in fourth grade, helping start an underground paper in tenth grade, and blogging for years, why didn't I see it all along?

  3. well, regardless, you're both pretty "the awesome" in my books.

    keep it up, so i can continue to feel inadequate (and dig deeper into my hole w/ a ton of comic books ;)


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