As you storm into 2020 with renewed hope and a thoroughbred’s swagger, just remember this—every person you meet, every person you interact with, every person you pass on the street or sit with on the train carries a heavy load.

It doesn’t matter their skin color. Their age. The value of the watch they wear or car they drive. Whether they have a home like yours. Whether they worship or vote like you. It doesn’t matter whether they’re young or old, have graduated college or dropped out of high school.

Every human being on the planet carries a burden that they’re working through.

And it’s nothing like the one you carry.  

Just try to remember this.




20 Years
The Matador Painting

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.