By editor on January 28, 2018 — 1 min read

In this process over the last 10 months, the biggest thing that I probably realized is just how impermanent all of this is. My dad was 72, he was sick, he was diabetic… We were expecting it. My friend Dave, we were not expecting. In both of those things, what I realized is, if I were to die today, I’d feel pretty good about my life.

I’ve tried to do everything that I wanted to do. I want to do a lot more, but I’d see what’s on the other side of all of this.

We’re a speck of dust in time.

We’re 80 years over 80 years times 9 billion on this earth, times a billion years of the earth.

It approaches zero.

I feel comfortable that there’s an impermanence to things, we’re here for a little while. You’ve got to keep pushing. What’s the point in stopping? (25:45)

Posted in: Life

Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.