Life is a series of interrelated stories, and sharing them helps us connect. No matter how silly, embarrassing, scary, mundane, boring you think your experience is, there is someone who needs to hear it.
We go through the same work over and over in different contexts, encountering similar stages and milestones that let us know where we are. One story leads to another; each time you become stronger and wiser, your role becoming more clear and defined.
Matt won at chess by intimidation. He could have easily won by logic and intelligence but chose not to. When he played, his most effective tactic was to stand up and yell, “They’re all gonna laugh at you!” as loud as he could. It worked.