(Part 2) Jeff Grey: From Teenage Diary to Professor Grey
Fei Wu

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There was a time I was. Nowhere to go and no place to go home. My only friend was the man in the moon, and even sometimes he would go away to then. I know a ton of people that had kids at 15, 16, 17. However you can look at it by age, you can look at it by preparedness. Was I prepared to have a child? Did I have a, a career?

No. Did I have a house? No. Did I even have a car? Uh, no I did not.

A lot of what we do for children, Is designed for the expediency of a bureaucracy, right? Why does a class have the teacher up front and all the chairs face forward and they test on Friday and study on Monday? It's the weird expectation that the kids are just going to come to whatever we do, and if they don't, something's wrong with them.

Lone. I think we do a great job of rewarding the absolute gold medal winners, but we don't do a great job of maximizing the utility and the enjoyment that average people get outta life. Cuz still, that's who most of the people are. In another world, maybe we would be together still and be here to resent that.

I don't give a shit up. So a lot of times you ask kids, you know, what do you want to be when you grow up? And that has. Uh, inbuilt notion that the job that you have is your identity, right? And that, again, that assumes that the person will move to perfectly fit the job, but instead you can say, what do you want to do?

Or What problem do you wanna solve? Right? You don't have to know the name of the job yet. You have to know what do you want to do? What do you enjoy? Be dreams. That's up to you. Not what others believe. Geez, I swear that's the part. There's so much opportunity out here, so much unmet need. I think you can find something that fits you so perfectly that you can never be supplanted.

You can be the best you. The in between what I am, what A was, what a will be. It's the only place that I feel free. Hope you fail me. I

am a. Hi everyone. Welcome to another week of the Phase world, the podcast. I am your host, FA w. I am here today to guide you through another episode of Phase World celebrating unsung heroes and self-made artists, people, and things I find interesting and would like to share with you.

But I know time is the most precious thing, so I thank you for choosing to spend it with. Today on the show I'm joined by Jeff Gray, also known as Professor Gray from the Platform podcast. The platform is a show about, oh, let me see. Book signing polyamory, sex, drugs, groundhogs, killer whales and sharks, and so much more.

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