Dear Ones —
I overheard a friend of mine say this to his daughter the other day, as she was sitting at the dinner table, complaining about the meal, complaining about her day, complaining about her school…
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU HATE THAT MAKES YOU AN INTERESTING PERSON, BUT WHAT YOU LOVE.
I thought it was beautiful and wise — and excellent parenting, by the way! It also completely changed the tone of the evening, and led the conversation in a wildly unexpected direction. We all went around the table and talked about what we love (even the previously complaining girl) and indeed, we all suddenly seemed a hell of a lot more interesting.
So I thought it would be cool today if we all wrote down, just off the tops of our heads, what we love.
Don't overthink it — just throw something out there.
I'll start: "I love spending my life in engagement with the mystery of human creativity."
So tell me — what do you love? What makes you interesting?