“Though they’re statistically abnormal, startup founders seem to be working in a way that’s more natural for humans. I was in Africa last year and saw a lot of animals in the wild that I’d only seen in zoos before. It was remarkable how different they seemed. Particularly lions. Lions in the wild seem about ten times more alive. They’re like different animals. I suspect that working for oneself feels better to humans in much the same way that living in the wild must feel better to a wide-ranging predator like a lion. Life in a zoo is easier, but it isn’t the life they were designed for.” -Paul Graham of Y Combinator
I couldn’t have read this quote on a more fitting day–the day before we visited our friends Elisha and Gord in Laguna de Apoyo. Aka the jungle.
Colorful birds were abundant. Butterflies were as big as my hand and my favorite ones were vibrant blue. At 4:30am, the jungle woke up and came alive. And I couldn’t help but do the same with all of the beautiful noises going on.