In of 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote this letter to his friend Hume Logan in response to a request for life advice april.
Thompson’s page, present in Letters of Note, provides a few of the most thoughtful and advice that is profound ever come across.
April 22, 1958 57 Perry Street New York
You ask advice: ah, exactly just what an extremely peoples and extremely dangerous thing to do! For to provide advice to a guy whom asks how to handle it together with life suggests one thing very near to egomania. To presume to point a person off to the right and goal that is ultimate to aim by having a trembling hand into the RIGHT direction is one thing merely a trick would simply simply take upon himself.
I’m perhaps not a trick, but We respect your sincerity in asking my advice. We ask you to answer however, in paying attention as to the We state, to consider that most advice can only just be an item regarding the guy whom offers it. What exactly is truth to a single are catastrophe to a different. I actually do maybe perhaps not see life during your eyes, nor you through mine. If I had been to try to offer you certain advice, it might be way too much such as the blind leading the blind.
“To be, or otherwise not to be: that’s the concern: Whether ’tis nobler in your head to suffer the slings and arrows of crazy fortune, or even to simply simply simply take hands against a sea of troubles that is…Shakespeare)