“People really don’t like to hear success explained away as luck — especially successful people. As they age, and succeed, people feel their success was somehow inevitable. They don’t want to acknowledge the role played by accident in their lives. There is a reason for this: the world does not want to acknowledge it either.
- Michael Lewis, to Princeton University’s graduating class of 2012. (via theatlantic)
I was just thinking this tonight. So much discourse over the last couple of days. It’s unsustainably wonderful, the level of participation, but I’ll enjoy it and the spider-webbing thoughts that surround it for as long as I can.