In his farewell note, Jordan Lejuwaan (HE creator) said the following of how HighExistence has impacted his life:
“People are constantly writing to our team about how HighExistence has impacted their life, and I just realized I’ve never written about how it’s impacted mine…
Every single best friend, lover, and business partner whom I have met in the past 7 years has been through this website. That is not an exaggeration. I have met the most AMAZING people because of HighExistence. People that have taught me, changed me, loved me, challenged me, and everything in between.”
As a gift to Jordan, I’m wondering if we can start an epic thread explaining the *greatest* impacts that HighExistence has had on our lives. I’ll start:
For me, HighExistence was one of the first blogs I discovered that truly pushed my thinking and challenged me to consider alternative lifestyles. It was one in a series of discoveries that gave me the courage to pursue an unconventional path in life. It inspired me to want to make a living doing something I truly loved, rather than simply settling for a job I didn’t really care about.
But the greatest impact HighExistence has had on me has surely happened in the last 6 months or so since I joined the team and began working with Jordan, Martijn, and Jon. Working together to revitalize the HighExistence community and to share thought-provoking, educational ideas with millions of people has been an experience I will never forget. I’ve learned so much from these guys and have grown as a writer, thinker, entrepreneur, and human being. Above all, the relationships I’ve formed with the team and with other folks on HE are invaluable. I have found real, beautiful friendships with some of the most interesting and impressive humans I have ever had the privilege to meet. Thank you, HighExistence, for expanding my circle of friendship and for expanding my sense of what is possible.
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
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