April 22nd, 2021
Went on Twitter. Saw some guy I distantly know who got into YC. Who never launched anything before. With a generic ass startup. The same batch that I was rejected (which was also my 3rd YC rejection).

My whole story is about rejection and the rest of my life will, too. And it's usually because people don't think I'm smart enough. Or because I don't have an Ivy League persona.

These rejections always sting in the short term but months later I'm thankful for them. And stronger.