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PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE—THE STORY TELLS ME SO

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February 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

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And if no one reaches back?

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What if we reach out and no one reaches back?

Please Say More.

Keep Reaching.

I pay a compliment with a silent expectation that it will return. I give a gift in the same way. When the word or gift does not return I am hurt, though I try to talk myself out of that response. After all, the gift is for the recipient, not the giver.

Why am I hurt? Maybe my intention was wrong. Maybe I was fishing for a compliment rather than simply wanting to give. Maybe I envisioned a more generous version of me, a me who gave without expecting something in return. But the reality was a more a needy version of me—someone eager for kudos.

Social media shares similarities with gift economies: both are about presenting a bit of work to someone else. We present something we value to others as a gift. Maybe the gift comes back, maybe it doesn’t. In our more generous moments…

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Written by kirkistan

February 5, 2018 at 10:01 am

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Thinking First: Preparing for the Difficult Conversation

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Check out my guest post on the Essential Partners blog:

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http://www.whatisessential.org/blog/thinking-first-preparing-difficult-conversation

Written by kirkistan

January 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Wes Anderson Christmas Spot

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2 Reasons You Should Watch This:

#1–It’s charming.

#2–See #1

Certainly someone was selling something in there.

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November 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

Could you be the office TJ?

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The Ladies Love It.

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November 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Post-Election Blues? Tea.

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Just…tea.

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November 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

Words Aren’t Nothing

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You can never know what someone else is thinking.

[the occasional] Dumb Sketch

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Written by kirkistan

October 6, 2016 at 8:42 am

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