“All I can tell you today is what I’ve learned, what I have discovered as a person in this world, and that is this: You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. No one is here today because they did it on their own…You’re all here today because someone gave you strength. Helped you. Held you in the palm of their hand. God, Allah, Buddha, Gaga—whomever you pray to. They have helped you get here, and that should make you feel less alone and less scared.”
Thanks for sharing, Jack Whitty. And thanks to all of you who have walked with me. You certainly know who you are…and if you’re wondering if this refers to you, that most likely means you’re in there somewhere, too.