Archives for January 2010

The Serious Pursuit of Fun

Imagine that your main goal in life was to have as much fun as possible. What would your life look like? I’m asking this question because I reject the idea that the pursuit of fun, in its maximum, would result in a life of non-stop television, fast-food binging or substance abuse. Instead I’d argue that, […]

Living on the Edge of Incompetence

Being good at things is the key to success. Painfully obvious, right? That means being good, having mastered skills, ranks far higher than other commonly touted “keys” to success, such as: Overcoming fears Just getting started Rejecting societal norms Having the best attitude Sure, being a terrified, procrastinating, peer-pressured, pessimist probably won’t help you master […]