I didn’t know what I was supposed to do until I was 45. As it turned out, I had to do some other things first. Now I see I was never not doing what I was supposed to do.
Do not raise your sons to be your sons. They’re vaster than that.
We were made for this, summoned and destined for this—to ‘play’ (as the Chinese say of tai chi) with adversity in a composed and skillful way.
Your reason to be, what you were destined to do? You’re doing it now.
When Jesus said, “Call no man on earth your father,” he was not referring to Catholics. He was calling us on our cultural adhesions, pointing to humanity’s treacly devotion to a biological concept.