Nathan's Open Road
Passion for Seeing (0:52)
Risk & Reflection (0:36)
Be Completely Uncomfortable (1:33)
Rigorous About Seeing (0:58)
If you get comfortable anywhere before the age of 25, you've completely messed up.
- At age 15, he won an award that sent him to travel all over the world.
- He thought he'd found his life's work: he'd travel, learn new languages, then work at the United Nations.
- Happily, he says, he didn't take that set, comfortable path; instead, he "stumbled" and had "an enriching and confusing bundle of experiences."
- He says his unique struggles are what prepared him to create new institutions that would affect change and make a difference.
- Says that it's in being off-balance that you truly see, so you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
- On the other hand, he also stresses that it's important to set aside time for meditation and self-reflection.
- His greatest regrets are not spending more time with his family and not giving himself more time for quiet reflection.
- He says that you have to reconcile how to push yourself, but also give yourself enough time for "true rest."