11. When you get the chance, travel. When you return home, stay. Wherever you end up arriving, there’s nothing like knowing that you come from somewhere.
12. On every journey, across a continent or across the street, look for the subtle groove of connections that make up the strange dance of everything. How the energy we harness or the food we eat touches the lives of billions of people we’ll never meet. For good or ill. This was captured by the farmer poet Wendell Berry who says, ‘Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.’
13. Treasure your friends, even when you fall out and break up. How we forgive each other is often the sign of a good friendship. Your friends see you in a way you never see yourself. Sometimes you don’t need that view. Sometimes it’s the only view that matters.”