I’ve given up plenty of times in my life. In many regards, I am a quitter. And all those things I’ve thrown in the towel on have fallen into one of two categories: something that I had absolutely no natural talent for and consequently did not enjoy, or something where I felt my end goal was far outweighed by inconvenience and the red tape blocking the way. The second being one of the biggest misconceptions I’ve carried for my 26 years.
A couple years back we were having one of our weekly conversation-turned-emotional-rants and you dropped a line that stuck with me, "Produce more than you consume." I believe it stemmed from a tweet you posted about how passive and unproductive watching television is. And it is. A cornerstone of our culture has become constant consumption. Most people take more than they put in.