May 15, 2018

Last year I had tea with a friend’s father.

He was born in the Himalayas, lived through a civil war in Nigeria, and eventually built a successful career in Canada.

I met him at the offices of the firm he founded and built. We discussed business, but ended up talking about life, spirituality, and the lessons he’d learned.

When he was growing up, his own father sent him to church every week without fail. This is what his father - my friend’s grandfather - told him:

“I don’t care about the religious stuff. I just think it’s good for you to spend an hour where you’re not thinking about yourself.”