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Anxious and Uncomfortable Has Really Been My Home Base

Anxious and Uncomfortable Has Really Been My Home Base

"I have a very hard time with things, you know, just being quiet. Like, if I sit alone, you know, for ten minutes with nothing happening, you know, which I guess some people would call meditating, I just lose my mind. I'm, like — how does anyone deal with this horrible silence and awareness that everything's almost over?"

~ Marc Maron

A Kind of Antenna for Other People

A Kind of Antenna for Other People

"I think one of my gifts is also one of my weaknesses. Which is, I have a kind of antenna for other people. My friends and my producers might disagree with me about this, but I think an antenna that picks up on what other people are feeling. But there's something good and bad about that."

~ Terry Gross

Feel Around

Feel Around

"Because I write poetry, I can sit down and write things that I don’t have proof of, or even know the end of the sentence. I can feel around and nobody gets hurt, right? It’s a poem. And so I wrote this poem out of grief and an attempt to make it very plain to myself, the argument that I’d come up with." 
 

~ Jennifer Michael Hecht

The Conversation IS the Relationship

"Our most valuable currency is not money, it's not IQ, it's not good looks, it's not charisma, it's not multiple degrees, fluency in three-letter acronyms, the ability to build a really cool PowerPoint deck...it is relationships. Emotional capital. And so, in my view  and I work with companies all over the world  the next frontier for exponential growth — whether it's an individual in his or her career or for an organization or for an entire industry — and the only sustainable competitive edge, unless you have a monopoly — lies in the area of human connectivity."

~ Susan Scott  

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