Reminds me of when I sent a fan letter to Thomas Sowell.
I mean, I would have never called it that.
I simply told him I admired his work and requested that he sign a book.
At nearly middle age it still seems odd to send one to someone younger.
Of course, I guess that’s the point.
This change in perspective is not as far off as it once was.
Today, for the first time, I sent a fan letter to someone younger than I am. It marks a change in my relationship to the world.
-Sarah Manguso, 300 Arguments (Amazon)
At this point (in a practical sense) I am a fan of people who are able to systematically:
- Stay married
- Eat well
- Start viable business
- And live below their means