When you look back on events, it’s pretty incredible how things come together. Nothing happens independently. Everything is tied to something before it. Sometimes the links are more obvious than others, but it’s healthy to take a few moments to reflect on how many things – and people – had to come together in order for another thing to happen.

Jason Fried of 37signals took a look back at how he came to be asked to write an opinion piece for today’s New York Times paper.

A couple things instantly came to mind:

  • The key Buddhist concept of dependent arising (or, in Pali: paticcasamuppāda), which is basically cause and effect. Everything and everyone is interconnected.
  • It shows how important it is to build relationships. Not only do you meet cool, interesting people along the way, but great opportunities arise as well.

Such a great example of both.


I am a patient boy.

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