Life advice from Warren Buffett's son as a musician and composer
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Peter Buffett is the son of Warren Buffett. But he is not like his father, as one of the richest men in the world. Peter Buffett makes a living as a composer and musician since he found satisfaction and joy in the process of making music.
Surprisingly, there is no such thing as a trust fund in the family except for an amount of money. Peter Buffett and his siblings had to create their own way to make their life worthwhile. It is not an interesting life if you live according to what your parents expect of you anyway.
Peter Buffett included an example that one of his classmates only had two choices, to be a doctor or lawyer. That is not the way you live life. What if she wants to be an artist because she has the talent to do so and enjoy the process?
Peter Buffett emphasizes one’s trust that the world is a good place. He finds that his loving family helps a lot with trusting the goodness of the world.
If you are not as lucky to have a loving family, join communities and find your people there. You can be cynical when you did not born to have a loving family but there are ways to heal that. You can start by trusting yourself, keeping promises to yourself and building yourself up instead of tearing yourself apart.
Buffett pointed out the significance of finding work that you are passionate about. When work is difficult at times, it “becomes joyful, maybe even sacred”. The CEO of Patreon has a band called Pomplamoose Music that takes 12 years for them to get 1 million subscribers. It takes so much longer than we think to become an overnight success that is not overnight.
A sane and durable work ethic keeps the emphasis not on fickle reward but on the work itself – on the passion and focus and seriousness of purpose with which the work is approached. Those are the things that no one can take away from us.
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