We will always be small
I’ve learned now that at any moment, no matter how hard I’ve worked or how much I’ve been grinding or how smart I am or how talented I am, there will always be bigger forces like wars and pandemics and recessions that can eradicate any sense of control I had in an instant. By this, I’m also humbled. And hope to move forward in life knowing that even the chance to work hard and grind harder is still a gift that someone else controls and can be taken from me. I shouldn’t be cocky because I’m grinding: I should be grateful that I can.