Success

It is like sculpting with an axe: messy if you’re looking too close at it. It takes both skill and luck to do the job and getting there is neither easy nor guaranteed.

Timing

It is never too late to do something, but there is a right time to do it.

A person

Some of you know the etymology of the word person. The story I am familiar with is that of its original Latin meaning of describing the mask, worn by actors in ancient theaters. The meaning subsequently moved from describing just the mask, to describing the character being played (in Romanian “personaj”) and later to describing an individual human being. The purpose of this short exposition is to introduce you to the notion that, a person, the individual with a distinct identity, is not a single entity, but rather the sum of a large number of roles the individual interprets according …