Elon takes a walk

One day when Elon was 6, his mom had grounded him, and he wasn't allowed to go to a party at his cousins' house (I'm assuming Lyndon/Peter Rive's).

He thought the reason was unjust, and decided to walk the 7-10 miles on his own, through Pretoria, as a 6 year old. As his mom and siblings were leaving the party, Elon met them coming out, and his mom freaked out.

Elon often gives this example to demonstrate why he thinks his strong internal drive is "intrinsic" - because it's been there as long as he can remember (what kind of 6 year old is determined enough to get to a party that he walks across a city?)


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