From a story I’m working on:
“A few years into high school, I started noticing that many of the popular kids were actually the nicest of everyone-—the most mature. We never became friends, but they were often friendly to me, even though they didn’t have to be.
They were also a little boring. They weren’t as weird or artistic or as intellectual as the people I normally hung out with.
Since that time, I have made friends with a lot of boring people.
Being nice is important, I’ve discovered.”
Some people think being nice and being intelligent are mutually exclusive.
Maybe they are—for them.
But not for everyone.
So whenever possible, hang out with people who are both. And please, please only date nice people, too. I swear, you won’t regret it.
I, for one, am sick of the nice guy finishing last.
How about you?
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)