"Peanuts was my gateway drug." That got my attention in the blog pages my son’s cartoon website where he writes about school days influences that shaped his career as cartoonist. Trevor Wood (pictured) makes a point about how influences shape what we become as he credits others before him for his own successes.
His post brings out to me how we all actually create our purpose based on the influences from others. Curiously too influencers may never know the contribution the make to others’ lives with divergent and maturing successes coming later in life and often too as a cocktail of many leads.
This understanding of what makes us tick also seems to dovetail with a philosophy of Steve Jobs shared in one his speeches; where Jobs talks about creating threads then having the faith they will join up at some later stage in life.
Trevor’s original story at http://sawbonesonline.com is also copied here below the fold: >>>>