Things (Not) to Worry About


The Midsummer Station

F. Scott Fitzgerald is a renowned writer back in the 20th century. His novel, The Great Gatsby has been adapted into movies several times since 1926 with the latest installation screening next year, casting big players like Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire (not sure if I will be able to wipe his Spidey image from my head).

Apart from being a prominent author, he is also a very wise dad. He wrote a letter to his then 11-year-old daughter who was away in camp (1933):

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It struck me right then, how we often over-think about petty stuffs that won’t matter a day, a week, a month from now and instead, overlook the little things that actually matter.

I don’t listen to what people say about me and I don’t read what they write about me. People can compare me to anyone they want to, but I’m not going to worry about…

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