5. Sustain with Pace and Participation

No one is obliged to be a genius, but everyone is obliged to participate.

Philippe Starck


In my first three years of high school, I was a wide receiver for the football team and a sprinter on the track and field squad. In my senior year, I gave long-distance running a go for the first time. I was never very good at long-distance running compared to running much shorter distances in previous years. Whether I was running 5K or 10K, I always started too fast. I thought it was important to use all my nervous energy to make an impressive start, so once the gun went off I just couldn’t help bolting from the ...

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