It is such a luxury that, at this point in my life, I find myself so frequently surrounded by smart people. I don’t mean this in a superficial sense, either. What I mean is that there is a rare kind of person—genuinely brilliant, intimidatingly sharp and overflowing with creative energy—that just makes you want to linger and bask in the intellectual space they create. These people are something special, with a richness of perspective and a weird sense of humour that only comes from being at ease when you play with ideas.

Even in moments when it feels easier to dim that light, please don’t. It’s the sexiest thing in the world.