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Get to know Life Rolls On's Jesse Billauer (living with a spinal cord injury from hitting a sandbar at the age of 17) and his story with this great interview from TheInertia.com.
I hope this interview makes you take pause. Life can be very hard, and inexplicably unfair. But as Jesse says, the most important things in life are your health and your own happiness. Try to have some perspective and appreciate the little things, as I think Mr. Billauer does. And I’m not religious, I’m spiritual, but Mr. Billauer’s story strengthens my faith of a different nature: a faith in the good of people. His interview brings to me to tears because I think he knows what is life really is about: connecting with others. Helping one another other. For the foregoing reasons, I’m a huge Jesse Billauer-fan. His gorgeous blue eyes don’t hurt, either.
What is your advice to 20-somethings who are trying to find their way?
My advice for anyone in their 20s is: try all the things you feel you want to do. Find what your passion is. Don’t follow your friends’ dreams, your parents’ dreams – you have got to follow your own, because those are the ones that are going to make you the most happy. And finding out what you love, what your passion is, will get you the money. Don’t be driven by just the money. If you have a lot of money but your job sucks, it’s only going to last for so long. But if you love what you do, the money will come, and come, and come, and it will just feel easy. When you love something, everything is just seamless.
Read the rest, it's well worth the read.
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