You must decide what to let go, and what to pursue

Be cautious when you’re comparing yourself to others. You’re a singular being, once you’re an adult, you have your own particular, specific problems—financial, intimate, psychological, and otherwise. Those are embedded in the unique broader context of your existence. Your career or job works for you in a personal manner, or it does not, and it does so in a unique interplay with the other specifics of your life. You must decide how much of your time to spend on this, and how much on that. You must decide what to let go, and what to pursue.

“Despite the tragedies, the virtuous man can shine… “

“At 3 years old my father abandoned me, I had to change 4 schools because of my dyslexia and in the end I did not graduate. At 23, I lost my best friend, River Phoenix, to an overdose. In 1998 I met the only girl I ever loved. We were expecting a baby girl but at the eighth month she had to have an abortion. 18 months later she died in a car accident. Since then I have avoided serious relationships. My sister is suffering from leukemia and I donated 70% of my Matrix compensation to research. I don’t have a supervilla, I don’t have bodyguards and I don’t dress in boutiques. I still take the metro and I like it a lot.

Because in the end I believe that, despite the tragedies, the virtuous man can shine. No matter what happens in your life, it’s always worth living.”

Keanu Reeves