As someone having one of those totally ill-advised but completely necessary adventures…the ones that shape everything that come after them, at least in some subtle way, it seems appropriate to share Jeff Bezos’s comments to the 2010 class at Princeton. It is as cheesy and hyberbolic as any other speech of its kind, but also very, very good.
In particular, please keep in mind:
Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard.