It’s the Job of Young People to Ignore Old People

Will Leitch
13 min readJan 30, 2024

The first thing I noticed when I moved to New York to become a writer was how far I was already behind all the other people who had moved to New York to become a writer. First off, it was impossible to miss how much more experienced they were than I was. They’d gone to fancy East Coast schools, they’d traveled abroad, they had parents who were writers or academics or lawyers, they’d planned on moving to…

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Will Leitch

Author of six books, including “How Lucky” and "The Time Has Come." NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin. https://williamfleitch.substack.com