JASON REYNOLDS

writin' and whatnot

Why you can't be wack...

One obvious reason is, being wack is...well, wack. But the most important reason is because you being wack affects people around you, some of whom you don't know. Influence is real, and you never know who might be watching.

Like a buddy of mine said the other night, there are people who aren't even born yet who will be affected by the way you live your life, so amazing is what you should strive for.

Perfection is unattainable, and, to me, perfection is, in fact, wack. Perfection can't teach us anything. But being effortful in our search for greatness, allowing our imperfections to give character to our lives and not overtake us, puts us in a prime position to maximize on our individual potential, as well as our influence. Therein lies amazing.

Fight the war against wackness. And by wackness I just mean negativity of all kinds. Because if you're wack, there's a good chance your kids will be wack, and your mate, and your friends, and your job, and your life.

Be amazing. Please.