Doubting everything? Feeling like you're shouting into the void? And shouldn't I be, you know, "successful" by now, or, Jesus Christ, at least not scraping together lose change to pay bills? We've all been there, most of all me.
On account of the yuppie, self-helpy undercurrent, I've never shared an inspirational quote in this newsletter, and I shudder somewhat that I'm doing it now - it softens the douchiness, I suppose, that it comes from Bill Burr, and I can envision him calling the recipient a rat bastard.
"Realize that sleeping on a futon when you're 30 isn't the worst thing. You know what's worse? Sleeping in a king sized bed next to a wife you're not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you've got a couple kids, and you've got a job you hate. You'll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There's no risk when you go after a dream. There's a tremendous amount of risk playing it safe."