2. letting go of the milestone mentality

You know how women used to stress about turning 30? And then 40? And then, suddenly, the temperature in the room changed, and everyone was like, “Just wait until you get out of your 20s. Things get so much better”? These are people who have let go of what I’m calling the Milestone Mentality. They…

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badassery.

What does it mean to be a badass? Does it mean you have lots of tattoos, or you stay out late? Does it mean you talk shit about other people behind their backs? Or does it mean that you don’t do any of that, because you’re too busy doing you? I dare say in my…

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on optimism:

I’m not a very good optimist. I always seemed to think I was, but now I have to reevaluate that point. I mean, when things are going my way…Yaas! Great! But isn’t that all of us? Being positive about good things is not a triumph. It’s just a natural state of existence. Sometimes our optimism…

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