Tag: criticism

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Snark

Nothing prepares us for long illnesses or for dying. All the skills and strengths we have built up are stripped away, and we are left without most of the things that brought us fulfilment and pride. Instead, we are dependent upon others, and we wish it wasn’t so. […]

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You Know Who You Are

I recently read a Twitter post that purported to be thanking people, but instead of naming the individuals the twitterer said, “Too many people to thank. You know who you are.” That’s not really a thank-you; it’s not a genuine expression that would be valued by the recipients. […]

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Mad Enough to Quit

Is there something in the air? In recent weeks, I have become aware of six people who have become mad enough to quit their jobs or to retire earlier than they intended. That’s a surprising large number from among my circle of friends and family. These are all […]