I brutally murdered three tadpoles as a kid. And damn it, I’d do it again.
As I dangled their little tadpole legs over the hot garbage disposal, I hesitated. Looking back, I probably should’ve acted on that hesitation. But I was just your typical, run-of-the-mill, totally average sociopathic six-year-old. And no moral compass was going to stop me.
Eventually, I learned how to handle those types of iffy moments. So as an adult, when a career on Wall Street didn’t feel quite right, I left.
While killing the tadpoles was a mistake, and arguably existentially insensible, I learned something by doing it: This whole story will one day make a great “about me” for my website.
I’m currently a real-life copywriter at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.
Previously, I wrote at Apple and Droga5. Before that, I worked as a credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in New York City.