21st Century: Query 138 (Rick Tumlinson)
“Your birthday happens each year on exactly the same day. It is a solid thing, a dependable thing, a measure of your life broken down into 365 sub-units. For a Leaper, it is a bit different. For us, the basic assumption is shattered from the beginning.”
~ Rick Tumlinson, co-founder of several space companies and non-profits.
Other than as an icebreaker at cocktail parties, how might celebrating a birthday every four years inform one’s life? What does Tumlinson mean when he says, “For [Leapers], the basic assumption is shattered from the beginning?”