Without people, life would be a mistake.

If there’s any virtue signaling I’m OK with, it’s public expressions of gratitude — sincere gratitude.

I have a lot to be grateful for. So much that I don’t even know where to begin. So I’ll start from the top. Besides life itself, what I’m most grateful for are the genuinely good and interesting people I’ve met in my life. And even though I’m an introvert, I love people. I guess that’s why I started a podcast. I just really enjoy hearing interesting people talk. I love exploring different avenues of thought together in a graceful exchange of ideas and opinions. It’s also why I write everyday, hoping that somebody will write a comment and share their thoughts with me. I wish people did that more often.

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Without people, life would be just as bad. Without people to play music. Without people to talk with about music. Without people to love and kiss and hug and argue about politics with — life would be miserable, indeed.

The peak of my hedonistic pleasures is a good meal and conversation with friends and family, shooting the shit about the food we’re eating, how work is going, how so-and-so is doing…I could spend hours – an entire day – at a dining table or a coffee bar with a friend, indulging in shared memories of video games we used to play together, catching up with their lives, talking about future plans, relationships, life itself and everything that makes it worth living.

Yes, without people, life would be a mistake.

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