We are aware of how fortunate we are, across the ranks of Raxa Collective, to be doing what we want, where we want, how we want. That is an exceptional privilege. Not everyone gets to the opportunity to choose their work. Not everyone has the luck to pursue a mission. But our privilege does not stop us from promoting some basic tenets that drive us. One of them is: if you can, when you can, chase the higher calling.
The author of “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World” (Penguin Press, click above to go to the author’s website) provides an op-ed short essay that provides useful bearings for the first Monday of a new year:
The lawyer was in his mid-20s. He narrowed his eyes, peered at me from behind his cluttered desk and said, “So, why are you quitting?”