Reilley

There’s this person in the formal, corporate world of mine. She is zealous. And she is aggressive in protecting her cause. And her team. She said this today on a call with a director and a lot of other people — ‘I don’t care, just tell me what to do.” — and she is a new head of an important function that produces our capital ratios — the main thing we submit to the Fed.

And the thing is, I know for a fact she knows her shit. She is very good at what she does. And it is for a reason she’s the one who heads her function.

And saying something like that and acting like that on every call I’ve had her on — requires courage.

And I love that.

That requires courage. And I like a courageous character.

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*telling him about me getting arrested for joining a protest against corruption and hazing in the military in my homeland*

  • Sometimes you are born in a free place and grow up there and never get to realize and appreciate how lucky you are to be free.

Ben, owner of Benny’s bar on Isabella Street in a town of 600+ of Radcliffe, Iowa.

  • We close at ten, so you are free to chill here all you want for the next hour and a half, it’s all good.
  • I’m not used to freedom man, I didn’t grow up here.
  • My parents came here too from Mexico, I was five then. It’s a great country isn’t it? I love it.

William, a twenty-something year old bartender and host on a Thursday night at a corner cafe with amazing burgers in Astoria, Queens, New York.

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I am tired of being disappointed all the time. I am tired of having to push myself to be positive and to be hopeful. I have no energy left. I hate everything I am supposed to do and I feel trapped because I have no escape. I get disappointed every day. I am tired of it. I am tired of being constantly depressed. I am tired of being sad. I am tired of the constant stream of things that come my way that make me sad. I am 24/7 tired and down. I don’t know what to do to make it better. I see no way out. I can’t get out of this. And I am tired of trying. Very tired.

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