nate of nine

Weekend Reads – Dec 17, 2016

Joan Didion on Self-Respect

For the past half-century, Joan Didion (b. December 5, 1934) has been dissecting the complexities of cultural chaos with equal parts elegant anxiety, keen criticism, and moral imagination.

No, you’re not entitled to your opinion

…I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close. Well, as soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.

One way to think about talent

Being jealous of talents that are actually skills is a great way to let yourself off the hook and make yourself miserable at the same time.



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