To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible.
in catholic school they taught about idolatry
but they never told us that
the most dangerous idols were in our heads
so when you stay up late
dreaming of that body that will make you feel perfect
when you spend all day obsessing over your anxieties
when you let your fears and you loneliness dictate your decisions
all your idols will crumble before your eyes
reducing your life to dust
until you begin to see
in your own heart
That kind of try-before-you-buy wasn’t exactly a luxury afforded by the early days of Airbnb, when the options for web-scale cloud hosting were “Amazon Web Services” and “laughably small providers who aren’t Amazon Web Services,” but there’s never been more choice in the cloud and it’s up to the CIO’s office to do their due diligence.
In the meanwhile, try to enjoy the poetic consistency of the fact that Airbnb, which built its business on home rentals, is a loyal customer of Amazon Web Services, which built its business on computing rentals.
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