You Cannot Be a Smart Asshole

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There is no such thing as a smart asshole. You can’t be both of those things at the same time; and if you are the latter, then you are not the former. There are lots of different lines of intelligence. Howard Gardner of Harvard wrote a book making the case that cognitive … [Read more...]

You’re Writing the Middle Chapter

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I heard a very good speech at Toastmasters a few months ago. It was a painful story about love and betrayal. The story was extremely well told, and everyone who heard it was moved, me included. But at the end of the speech, I was left with a sense of dread. There was no … [Read more...]

A Choice of Two Impostors

A Choice of Two Imposters

Many people aren’t living the life they really want to live. They aren’t doing what they want to do, and they aren’t being who they really are. Instead, they’re pretending to be someone else. They’re pretending to be the person that other people expect them to be. It’s easier to … [Read more...]