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Thirty to One

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0112-despairI’ve had a busy weekend. I’m working on a really cool and exciting project with a lifelong friend of mine, and I’ve been doing the usual driving-kids-around-constantly and trying to keep the blog cooking. In the back of my mind, I’ve been thinking of writing a soul-searing post about some of my most personal – – and rather dark – – thoughts.

I am refraining from this for a few reasons. First, I don’t want to go all Altucher on you good people; second, I’m not eager to alienate readers any more than I normally do; and third, it’ll probably come off as self-pitying (one of my strongest skills).

In general, though, I’ve been dwelling about who I was and where I was at thirty years ago. I was a young entrepreneur in my senior year of high school, very much in love, and very excited about my prospects. Looking back, I was brilliantly positioned for the future ahead. In my mind, my prospects was completely clear, and in retrospect, it is astonishing how many advantages I had. (more…)

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