Great phrase from this interview with rags-to-riches investor George Soros:
Have your billions made you happy?
I’m reasonably happy, but the money’s not the point. It’s an indication that I’ve succeeded in the grand adventure of understanding reality.
I love the way he puts that.
For him it’s investing. For others it’s songwriting. For me it’s creating businesses that help musicians.
It all feels like a grand pursuit to understand the world, doesn’t it?
- Songwriting feels like a grand pursuit of expressing the sounds and thoughts in your head within music’s restrictions. Understanding the secret combination that makes the difference between an average song and an unforgettable classic.
- Programming feels like a grand pursuit of using a limited language to make the clearest, foolproof, flexible, and efficient execution of a task.
- Entrepreneurship (“businessing”?) feels like a grand pursuit of helping other people achieve their goals.
What’s your grand pursuit?