Try to imagine yourself as an older Republican. (Obviously you are white and you have a penis.) You have long believed R's to be the responsible ones, the moral ones, the ones who will do the right thing even when it's hard.
After all, this is the land of opportunity, RIGHT? Everyone has the same chance to be successful and PROSPEROUS, right???
Rich people were taxed at 70%, and that was OK with you because you weren't one. *YET*
In fact, things were going SO WELL, for SO LONG, you almost didn't even need to pay attention to POLITICS! BECAUSE REPUBLICANS ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING! They are the "Moral Majority" and things will be SO MUCH EASIER for you if you just
JESUS! THIS IS NOT THAT HARD.
JUST DO IT. FFS!!
Have some SELF-DISCIPLINE!!!
Well. I hate to break it to you, but they weren't the good guys then, and they aren't now.
There were good and bad people on BOTH SIDES, but they were AMERICANS, AND WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING LIKE WHAT Y'ALL
Well guess what? People really are as evil as they are allowed to be, unchecked. They try to be good. They go to CHURCH, and pay their TAXES, and go the speed limit, and donate to THE SALVATION ARMY, OK???
--SUPPORTING A MOBSTER PRESIDENT WHO TRIED TO ASSASSINATE HIS OWN VICE PRESIDENT--
They knew that you trusted then and believed in them NO MATTER WHAT.
Here's the root of the root, and the bud of the bud: THEY CAN'T.
UNTIL THIS IS UNDERSTOOD, THEY WILL CONTINUE ALONG THEIR PATH,
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Naval: In India there's this concept of the extended family where you basically live with your tribe at all times, so when we were young, at our grandmother's place with my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my grandparents,
everyone was there, and it was a warm night so we went out to the backyard and put all these comforters and these little cots out and everyone would sleep in this giant pile with fifteen people underneath the stars...
it was amazing...so there's two things that were great about it: the noise level didn't bother you, if someone's foot was in your face it didn't bother you. When it's family and you're young it all just works and you feel very safe and very happy.
Another thing is that it reinforces how important the tribe is. Modern society gives us incredible flexibility in that we can get away from our crazy family members, we're not destined to die where we are born or to do what our parents did. So we have incredible freedom.
But coming with it is this tremendous loneliness that we try to cover up either through drugs, alcohol, partying, even trying to find a mission like putting people on mars. But the reality is that a lot of that loneliness comes from being disconnected from growing up in your
Always. No, your company is not an exception.
A tactic I don’t appreciate at all because of how unfairly it penalizes low-leverage, junior employees, and those loyal enough not to question it, but that’s negotiation for you after all. Weaponized information asymmetry.
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And by the way, you should never be worried that an offer would be withdrawn if you politely negotiate.
I have seen this happen *extremely* rarely, mostly to women, and anyway is a giant red flag. It suggests you probably didn’t want to work there.
You wish there was no negotiating so it would all be more fair? I feel you, but it’s not happening.
Instead, negotiate hard, use your privilege, and then go and share numbers with your underrepresented and underpaid colleagues. […]
Most people in your country are like "Awesome!", and ridicule you if trying to opt out
You hear about all these stuff like chronic health issues the virus causes, in different research papers available on the internet. It appears to be a serious problem, likely to ruin many lives. You do however never hear it mentioned in the debate in your country.
On the news you hear people with fancy titles, downplaying the virus, and ridiculing other countries for trying to stop it.
The resistance is futile, they say. We are all going to get infected in the end anyways.
You see the schools in other countries closing down, but in your own country they remain open. Parents are not allowed to keep their children at home. If they do, they are punished by the government, shunned as bad parents by those who think the herd immunity strategy is awesome.
You later find out that the people leading the response to the pandemic, reasons around how it is beneficial to keep schools open in e-mails with each other. They reflect on the benefits of open schools, for children getting infected, thus contributing to the herd immunity.
I have attracted dozens of mentors since I was a teenager. As I've gotten older, I've realized these relationships were the secret to my growth.
Here's how to find mentors of your own 👇👇👇
1/ Don't obsess over finding The Expert.
This is the BIG mistake anyone looking for someone to "mentor them" makes.
All you need is to find someone who knows the very-next-thing you want to learn. Technically, anyone "a little bit further along" can be your mentor.
2/ Start to see everyone around you as A Mentor
- Your co-worker with 1-2 yrs more experience is a mentor
- Your family friend who is always telling "war stories" is a mentor
- Your neighbor, cousin, aunt, uncle who has done what you're trying to do, can all be mentors
3/ Start with 1 question
Mentorship isn't a formal agreement. You don't ask, "Will you be my mentor for life?"
The key is to ask 1 question. See if the person gives you guidance.
Take that guidance. Apply it. Go back and ask a 2nd question. See if they reciprocate.
4/ True mentorships are mutually beneficial
Mentors want to share what they know with people who listen carefully & apply their wisdom.
It allows the mentor a "2nd chance" at walking their path, imagining what might have happened if they'd known what they know now, sooner
robust and capable of looking after themself. I was sent a screenshot of the abuser's protected twitter narration of the incident. I've also seen it tweeted on here. I've no idea how it was leaked. I've not seen its authenticity challenged. >>
So to the tale. Dr X organizes a seminar with a symposium panel under the auspices of a Faculty in a large well known UK university. Dr Y who is a member of the university with a legitimate interest in the subject matter of the panel registers to >
attend. Y is known to hold what for sake of succinctness I'll call Gender Critical views. X notices shortly before the seminar is to begin that Y will be in attendance and goes into meltdown. Y is deemed an "anti-trans campaigner" which in the commonly accepted >>
rather than Pickwickian sense of these words is false. X contemplates a last minute cancellation of the event. Hurried discussions are held with senior faculty and eventually with the VC who insists the event must take place and Y must be allowed to attend. The event takes place>
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There are no excuses.
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* you want someone experienced to help guide your career
* you want to learn how to edit like a pro
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* you want to self publish
* you're not willing to compromise on your edits
* you don't think their expertise is worth 15% of your advance
I... can't think this way. Literary agents have been crucial to my career. 3/
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2. Write a query letter for your book
3. Send your query to agents who rep your genre and are open to submissions
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