Later, I thought: What a dumb response on my part. Totally stupid. Am I honestly, and at my age, measuring “success” in terms of money? That absurd! What a stupid, knee-jerk reaction.
And god damn, I’m here to tell you no one ever goes to his/her grave thinking “Gee, I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time doing that thing I loved, that hobby.” Why didn’t I have a hobby sooner? Why am I only finding out about the good stuff in life NOW?
Many ordinary men and women, people just like you and me, will reap enormous, hard-earned, financial reward after years, in some cases, decades, of building the company.
Five of the six were female. Didn't even realize it until I read my finished list.
Indeed, it sparks of a kind of intellectual ecstasy that deepens my appreciation for the life in the digital age. Like moving from iron to steel or something like that.
What grabbed me was the imagery: Here was a group of young women using digital media to turn EVERY convention of music video and rap culture on its head, right down to the way they were dressed. It was genius. WHAT they were singing was irrelevant.
But I gotta tell you: Sometimes it just wears a woman down. Sometimes I just wanna go sit in the rocker and watch the clouds.
The change begins. So gradual. It's easy to miss the opening act.