On the occasion of a year of Foolsletters
First anniversary edition
This is the three hundred and sixty seventh Foolsletter.
That’s one Foolsletter each day and two mistakes for those of you who’ve been paying attention.
Here is a quick summary of the last year:
Everyone is flawed - that’s a feature of humanity, not a bug.
Pain and anxiety are part of life. You can try to eliminate them. When you do, I’ll laugh at you.
Expectations will ruin your experience.
Humans are more emotional and impulsive than reasonable.
You are two thirds animal. Don’t forget to pay attention to those parts.
The stories in your head that are true for you might not be the same with other people.
The stories in our heads can change.
They lied about what is important.
Change takes time.
You’re going to screw up.
People will disappoint you.
People will delight you.
Your greatest strength is your greatest weakness.
Your greatest weakness has hidden strengths.
There’s magic in the little things.
Love the people who love you.
Fuck the fucking fuckers.
Finally, for those of you who have been a part of this journey, the practice of creating and shipping creative work is ultimately very satisfying. I would encourage all of you to find a way to create and share something every day.
So, thank you so much.
I am grateful for all of your trust and attention.
It’s like the old saying goes:
Action creates trust.