Posts Tagged ‘kindness’

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What am I contemplating?

February 19, 2018

From Megan McArdle’s 12 Rules for Life on the occasion of her 45th birthday

Rule #1

Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Somewhere in eighth grade, many of us acquired the idea that the nasty putdown, the superior smile, the clever one liner, are the signs of intelligence and great personal strength. But this kind of wit is, to borrow from the great John Scalzi, “playing the game on easy mode.” Making yourself feel bigger by making someone else feel small takes so little skill that 12-year-olds can do it. Those with greater ambitions should leave casual cruelty behind them.

Read the rest of the article here – especially the part about pickles. (link fixed)

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