personal development

Words not to Live by

In a world that has an abundance of aphorisms and rules for every occasion, Robbie Kellman Baxter suggests that the community of professionals think twice before following advice.

 

Other than maybe the golden rule, I am hard pressed to think of any saying that is always true. And that shouldn’t be surprising, as the answer to so many questions is “it depends.”

  • “Should I let my daughter go to the late night party?” It depends…on your child’s age, maturity, and where the party is being held.
  • “Should I quit this job right away or stick it out for a while?” It depends…on your other options.
  • “Is a liberal arts education the best thing ever or a waste of money?” It depends… on what you want from your education.

And yet, people still spew out these aphorisms like they are universally true and unassailable.

 

Read the full article, Nobody Ever Said “I Wish I’d Spent More Time at Work”​ on Their Deathbed …and Other Lies, on LinkedIn.