Humility Begets Compassion

Most of us have been through some kind of hardship and loss to get to where we are now. Along with self-motivation and work, the success we experience is also partially due to grace. We’ve benefited from some combination of good timing and assistance from...

The Hubris of Judgment

The idea that you could meaningfully compare the intrinsic worth of one person with that of another simply by considering a few factors, is preposterous. Even though some people may not ever achieve conventionally defined success, you can’t possibly know how...

The Myth of Competition

Some boat races require all contestants to use the same kind of vessel so the competition actually measures skill. But most of life isn’t like that. People come from radically different backgrounds and are naturally endowed or handicapped with specific talents,...

The Problem With Knowing Too Much

Curiosity and an open mind come from the understanding that you’re only able to perceive a tiny slice of all that’s happening. When you’re sure that you already ‘know’ what’s going on, you’re less likely to see, not only what...