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Sharks Don’t Jump

Sharks Don’t Jump

Don’t confuse outrage with jealousy. Outrage is just a virulent disgust. There’s no secret motive. No epic struggle. No myth. No mystery. Jealousy presumes someone’s envious. Covetous. And it is also the height of narcissistic egotistical arrogance. On both sides. Poachers, plagiarists, pretenders all claim that people who call them out and/or question them are… Continue Reading

Think Big. Succeed Small.

In recent years, the “think big” movement hit fever pitch. Fueled by motivational speakers, easy-to-obtain credit and “law of attraction” practitioners, the idea that one needs to “think big” in order to succeed morphed into the feel-good monster that it is today. As with most movements that morph into monsters that cannot be controlled, the… Continue Reading