It’s a wonderful life – By @NihalTharoor
By Nihal Tharoor-Menon
It’s a wonderful life
We are approaching the eye of the storm with D&AD. Shits about to get real.
I tend to get self-centred when under a lot of pressure. So here’s a thought that helps inspire and humble me, and shrink the weight of my problems.
Perhaps you feel the same.
Human beings have been around for at least 100,000 years.
That’s a whole lotta lives.
I happened to have mine in the 100 years that has seen unimaginable advances in the standard of living.
I also happened to have mine in a peaceful and prosperous pocket of the world.
I also happened to have a loving family and a great education.
And now, I’m at the world’s best school in the world’s best city for my dream job.
As long as I stay focused an exciting, challenging and rewarding career awaits.
I don’t believe in fate. I don’t deserve this fortune more or less than any other human being.
But I have been given it. And I’d be a fool not to seize each and every day.
…So, let’s get a bloody pencil.