To make good decisions, you must be a good steward of risk.
Next time you get into an argument with someone, especially if it is about politics/religion/value issues, remember that sometimes facts and truth don’t matter. That’s not what the argument is usually about. Instead:
I decided to give myself a challenge during my flight from Chicago to San Francisco: write an article before landing, and then publish whatever that looks like. Once the flight is over, no going back and making changes. What’s written gets published.
For this writing challenge, I decided to write about what writing means to me. It’s a bit meta, but it matters to me. And I’ll tell you why.
Have you ever had a conversation with a dog?
The other day, I had a sarcastic conversation with my corgi along the lines of “aw, you have no idea what I am saying, but since I am saying it in an excited voice you think it’s important!” And my dog, not knowing any better, gave me her full attention. Her head was tilted, her ears perked up; surely there was something important in what I was saying.
That’s right. It’s your fault that giant spider is living in your home. Do you know why? Because that means you have enough other bugs there for that giant spider to live the fat life.
Well, it’s not exactly your fault. But you certainly contributed to creating a friendly environment for that spider. You wanted a roof over your head? Well, so did that spider (and, more importantly, everything it’s been eating).