n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

Quote Source: conflictingheart via That Girl.  Image Source: soulist-aurora via madamescherzo

The Talent Society…hmmmmmmmm

David Brooks is an exceptional columnist.  His work often leaves me scratching my head saying he did it again – he got it right.  In his editorial in today’s NY Times, he did it yet again.  I had so many mixed feelings (hi and lo) about The Talent Society, I had to share my favorite excerpts from today’s article.  (“Favorite” here being defined as the bulk of the article).  Powerful…read on…

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