Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Faith, Love & Death

"Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

And this:

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."


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3 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

pxcampbell said...

Thanks for sharing this.

Out of curiosity -- are you a Stanford alumn?

Kameron Hurley said...

Oh, hell no.

I didn't go to a real college. heh heh.

Matthew said...

It's kind of laughable that he claims to think that no one ever would've invented aesthetic computer fonts if it hadn't been for his happy little coincidence, and it's a bit petty of him to take yet another opportunity to whine about Microsoft playing catchup instead of stoically refusing to use other people's idea ever out of some goofball moral principle. I mean, Apple mouses even let you right-click these days, sometimes, if you get one of the not-retarded ones, but you won't see Steve giving anyone over at Microsoft a hug and a thank you over it.