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Have you ever thought about the people who populate your life? I’m talking about ALL the people, those you’ve known from your earliest memories, to your most recently-created friendships. I was thinking the other day how some people we get to “keep” throughout our lives, and others we only get to “borrow.” While family members are some of those whose relationships will often last a lifetime, I’m thinking more about friends and acquaintances. Are you lucky enough to still be close with your first childhood friends? Have you created bonds with others as you have matured? How long do those
What’s that expression, “Doctor, heal thyself”? You ever walk outside of a hospital and see the medical staff standing in clusters surreptitiously smoking cigarettes, and think to yourself, “Are you kidding me?” Of any humans on the planet, these people should see the deleterious health effects of smoking, and yet, here they are, publicly demonstrating their contempt for the known consequences of this behavior. While I smugly think, “I would never engage in a behavior that I knew for a fact was unhealthy,” I’ve come uncomfortably close to the metaphorical meaning of this phrase recently at work. The desire to
Do you ever feel like that tree which falls in the forest and never finds out if anyone heard its thunderous tumble? Yo, dude, didn’t you hear that? If you write emails, for work or personally, and wonder if your communique went spiraling off into the ether never to be seen or heard from again, this tip is for you. Ask a question. Say what? That’s what I said, simply ask a question. Even if your email is of a purely information-disseminating purpose, you still want to be sure the recipient got and read it, don’t you? Then just ask.