Here's what I learned by murdering three tadpoles as a kid.

1. NEVER KILL ANYTHING

We kill lots of valuable things without lots of thought. For example, ideas. Turns out, most good ideas are born from bad ideas. So keep them alive. All of 'em.

2. TRUST YOUR GUT

The mishandling of this tadpole massacre taught me how to better handle life's iffy moments. So when a career on Wall Street didn't feel quite right, I left.

3. LEARN BY DOING

I’m secretly glad I killed those tadpoles. Sure, it was an epic moral failure. But failure is often the best teacher.

4. BEING GROUNDED SUCKS