Worth Sharing #27

October 10, 2016

A Man Has To BE Something

At just 20 years of age, Hunter S. Thompson responded with a letter to his friend Hume Logan asking for life advice.

I am not a fool, but I respect your sincerity in asking my advice. I ask you though, in listening to what I say, to remember that all advice can only be a product of the man who gives it. What is truth to one may be disaster to another. I do not see life through your eyes, nor you through mine. If I were to attempt to give you specific advice, it would be too much like the blind leading the blind.


Every man is the sum total of his reactions to experience. As your experiences differ and multiply, you become a different man, and hence your perspective changes.

—Hunter S. Thompson