Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and in a few days, we will be sitting down with friends and family and sharing a meal; and more often than not, some awkward conversation. In preparation, I’ve gathered a few articles together that might come in handy when wanting to change the subject.
If all else fails, remember, nothing unites a family like Adele.
+ On gratitude: “If you want a truly happy holiday, choose to keep the “thanks” in Thanksgiving, whether you feel like it or not.” – Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier. – for The New York Times
+ On using failure as a motivator: “It seems that while the ‘quantity’ group was busily churning out piles of work – and learning from their mistakes – the ‘quality’ group had sat theorising about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.” – Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure – for BBC News
+ On Google searches and lead generation: “It’s a sucker list. And people will buy that information for all different kinds of reasons.” – People’s Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them – for The Atlantic
+ On finding another point of view: ““I just couldn’t keep up the charade,” she said. “I couldn’t bring myself to do the things we were doing and say the things we were saying.”” – Unfollow – How a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church came to question its beliefs. – for Wall Street Journal
+ On the “age-old question”: can women be funny? [Ed. note: insert major eyeroll]: Men make so many joke-attempts, in fact, they are assumed to be funnier—even when they’re not. – Plight of the Funny Female – for The Atlantic
BY Kate - November 25, 2015
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.
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