The Waiting Room

"'I'm here for an interview with, ah... Mr. Jenson." "Thanks," said the receptionist. He felt more than saw her purposeful scan of his appearance. In his mind, the just-noticeable wrinkles in his only white collared  shirt became words scrawled in thick, black permanent marker. I'm not good enough. A days' stubble. Hastily tied necktie. Thrift store dress … Continue reading The Waiting Room

How To Talk About Yourself Without Being An Arrogant Jerk

Nice guys finish last When you are the outcast Don't pat yourself on the back You might break your spine - Greenday, "Nice Guys Finish Last" Did Greenday get it right? Are the modest and unassuming among us doomed to a lifetime of worldly hand-me-downs at the behest of our more boastful societal elder siblings? … Continue reading How To Talk About Yourself Without Being An Arrogant Jerk

The Problem With Helping People, Part 2

*Make sure to read part 1!* --- "Okay, so strengths aren't just about being good at something, they're also about how hard you work..." Right. Seems like they've got the main point here, that talent doesn't do much for you if you're not willing to put a lot of effort into it. Seems like we've … Continue reading The Problem With Helping People, Part 2

The Problem With Helping People, Part 1

"I want to help people." I quietly chuckle to myself a little bit every time somebody says it. If only they knew how many times a week I heard those exact words. So, I usually ask them to explain what they mean by 'helping people.' "Hmm. I haven't thought too much about that. I just … Continue reading The Problem With Helping People, Part 1

The Myth of the Dream Job: Defending Rationalism

  “Did you notice that happiness happens less the more often you stop to find where it’s been hiding?” Hey Rosetta!, “The Simplest Thing” Stop dreaming!  And get the dream job of your dreams.  But not in your dreams –  in your real life!  The dream job of your future can become a dream reality … Continue reading The Myth of the Dream Job: Defending Rationalism