N.D. Face and I are always working towards our goal of providing the most relevant and interesting content to our readers, even if it is not written by us. I came across these life lessons in Esquire written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a basketball player who has a resume long enough to match his 7’2″ frame. I found his words insightful. It is a quick read and I hope that you find a few nuggets of wisdom in his words. Unfortunately, one of his nuggets was not an express of regret for taking such a cheesy picture. Thankfully, NBA teams have removed this pose from the team’s annual photo day.