This essay is about a very small but subtle detail that makes a difference to people - and that is the notion of responding. When people reach out, I always want to respond.
So many people have helped me in my life, I know just how valuable it can be for someone to take a chance on you.
This response can take many forms. I generally try and say as much as possible in the least amount of words.
I also try and avoid giving general advice. I find that normally does not end well. I also do not tell people what type of career they should do or how they should spend their time.
I think they can decide that on their own.
Even if I cannot help people, I still respond.
Because responding is 10x more helpful than not responding.
I rather hear a no than nothing.
I rather be rejected quickly than never responded to.
I rather rip the band aid off then slowly peel it.