I was leaving 80's night around 3a (I got there at 11p and danced nonstop) and there was a guy sitting on the stairs right outside the club writing in a small journal. I asked him what he was writing and he just said, "I like to keep track of the things I do." I kept walking. About half way down the block I stopped to lean against a sign to take my heels off (dancing for four hours straight... pain!) and something was telling me to go back and talk to him. I took my shoes off and I did. I ended up having a conversation with this guy for the next 40 minutes about the reasons behind why we do what we do in life. He's not even from here, he's leaving in a few day and I know I will never see him again but it was probably one of the most profound talks I have ever had in my life. I met someone who honestly wants to make this world a better place and sees that even though he may not be the one person that changes it he may be one of the ones that takes a part and begins to make that change.
Talking to him made me remember why I want to teach.
I have a feeling that I met someone tonight that will do something amazing in his life, something that will matter more than most.
He understood what I meant when I said that mediocrity doesn't mean someone has to be unhappy, we're just trained that way.
We hugged when I left and he went to go find his friends. I hope he never loses his drive. If there were more people like him I think this world would be better.