Wisdom

You are not a brand

You are not a brand

If we’re honest, most of us are tormented by the fear that, “If I don’t publicize who I am, no one will know, and I’ll never become what I could have been.”

Working with a fool cuts off your legs

Working with a fool cuts off your legs

A fool will fail to grasp social complexities or care about anyone’s feelings except her own. You will find yourself stirring up a storm of violence on account of a lack of tact.

Wait before you litigate

Wait before you litigate

It’s going to get awkward if you assume your neighbor is burying a body when he’s preparing to plant some geraniums.

The mercy of discipline

An authority figure who enforces discipline helps people connect the dots between bad choices and negative consequences.

Bribe your way out

Bribe your way out

My mom used to bake Christmas cookies for our bus driver. Was that a bribe? If so, he might have hoped for better, despite the generous portions of frosting and sprinkles.

A steal of a deal

A steal of a deal

The pre-purchase haggle, the clutching FOMO – they’re just buyer’s remorse working its way backward.

Look good by letting it go

Look good by letting it go

Their concept of self appears larger, not smaller, in that they can’t be bothered…to be bothered.

Have you heard the other side?

Have you heard the other side?

Our challenge, in a universe of digital perspectives, is not a quantity of sources, but allowing both sides their day in court.

The crown jewel of saying less

The crown jewel of saying less

The uncomfortable reality is that oftentimes when we open our mouth, people are worse off than if we had said nothing

The people who say just the right thing

The people who say just the right thing

A wicked person doesn’t set out to be a tornado of obtuseness. On the contrary, they believe they serve as universal benefactors, dropping pearls of wisdom on whoever is fortunate enough to pass by their cloud of blessing.

Hard work pays

Hard work pays

When it comes to our spiritual life, it’s not as if God decides to overwrite his laws of work and reward. We just have to understand them differently.

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