We all like nice people.
Well, nice people work hard. Kindness don’t come easy.
It’s not like kindness is the default mode for our personalities like, if we do nothing, we just end up being nice.
Nah. Kind of the opposite, actually.
Kindness is an everyday effort, a muscl… Read more...
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History is a funny thing.
Because it already happened we tend to think it is what it is, that it’s set in place.
But, if you’ve ever watched an old video of yourself, you know that we don’t remember things exactly as they happened. And what about when the video en… Read more...
We love it when the teacher turns off the Powerpoint. We lean in when the President stops reading the teleprompter.
Our favorite Saturday Night Live skits are the ones where the actors can’t stop laughing, miss their cues, or venture off script.
Remember this when interviewin… Read more...
Dear People of Color and Woke White Allies,
I appreciate what you’re doing, but you can confront with compassion, you know.
You don’t have to be a dick.
Shaming people is like sending them to the corner. Canceling them is like sealing them behind a brick wall. (I thought… Read more...
I appreciate that
I love you
Good for you
These words are the passwords to the universe. And you don’t have to even feel like using them to … Read more...
We’d be a whole lot better off if members of the in-group reached out to those in the out-group.
This goes for all situations:
From the head cheerleader texting the smelly kid to the boss working the line to cops saying they’re sorry.
What if… Read more...
When we challenge someone’s core beliefs — their religion, their politics (which are often one and the same) — we threaten their worldview.
Our comments cut the line to their anchor.
And, somehow, we expect them to thank us for this.
No one wants to drift into the … Read more...
I thought I didn’t have a religion, but then I realized I’m wrong about that.
I realized it when I was having a bad morning and pulled a chair out into the sun and picked up a book of short stories by a guy who’s long gone and then I started reading one of the st… Read more...
My friend, Paul, complimented me the other day. It was hot. I had my shirt off.
“Cliff, your body is looking GOOD!”
He said it just like that, too: big emphasis on the “good” part.
And it definitely sunk in because, after that, I started eating salads again a… Read more...