9,000 Posts

9000-postsSomething curious happened last weekend: I published my 9,000th blog post here on this particular WordPress installation.

I stared at that number for a moment – that’s a big number. Wow, that’s a lot of clicks on that “Publish” button.

I could probably say a lot about those 9,000 clicks but instead my mind and my hands wandered to another question that I am not entirely sure I’ll ever be able to answer or know concretely: I wondered about the total number of blog posts that I’ve ever published in my entire life.

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“Make Something of Myself”

“I feel this constant pressure to make something of myself,” relates one young person, who now works at a startup after interning at an investment bank.  “Even during celebrations, it’s like we’re all plotting the next competition. My friends have a ton of ambition and no clear place to channel it. I get the sense that we’re all trading happiness to run a little faster, even if we’re not sure where.”

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