Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great

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In the classroom, i always talk about the balance between pixie dust and reality. Reality is quite harsh sometimes.


David Wong’s 2012 manifesto: 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person is filled with profanity, humor, guilt, and insight. Warning, the article is full of profanity. If profanity offends you or if rampant profanity will paralyze you from being open to the deeper message behind the post, i recommend you don’t click through. And the first paragraph (below) is the only one without profanity. One final thing, there’s a video in #3 that i couldn’t watch because i found it disgusting…i highly recommend skipping it. (So disgusting that i almost canceled this post. And that’s part of the message – we are not going to like everything the world puts before us – yet some of life’s most important messages are only found there.)

PS. Compared to the video (your clue before you click on it is the guy in a speedo and a blue cape), i saw a news story last night about a 15-year old who was wrongly imprisoned for murder. Weeks after his sentencing, the real killer confessed to the five murders. Unfortunately, the young man spent nine years imprisoned before finally being set free. That story makes me sick to my stomach and makes the obnoxious video seem irrelevant.

Here’s the first paragraph:

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life, and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you. So you don’t feel like you wasted your click, here’s a picture of Lenny Kravitz wearing a gigantic scarf.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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