"Arfa Karim Randhawa, the computer programming prodigy who became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at 9 years old, [just] passed away at the age of 16."
Her life philosophy: "If you want to do something big in your life, you must remember that shyness is only the mind," she said. "If you think shy, you act shy. If you think confident you act confident. Therefore never let shyness conquer your mind."
Take a moment, even if you're not shy, and consider that. Replace shyness with insecurity or status-seeking or stress or the desire to be right or the desire to be recognized. Then go outside into the sunshine and maybe skip a little, no matter how your day's been going.