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I’ve been a sucker for TED Talks for a while now. They’re like those late night conversations you have with a good friend about how to make the world a better place… except much easier on the liver and with...
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Have you ever stood in a single line for multiple cashiers, only to have someone walk up to the next available cashier with no regard for the line of people who were waiting Have you ever sat in the EXIT ONLY lane for 15 minutes to reach your exit, only to have car after car swoop in front of you at the last second from a NON-EXIT ONLY lane Have you ever shared an idea and seen it to fruition only to have someone else take credit for it More than likely, you have.  And, in truth, you may have been one of the offenders in the aforementioned situations. “That’s how the game is played.” The individual willing to step out of the herd and take what they want is often the victor.  As a society, we have always embraced rules and governance, but we also reward individuals who assert themselves beyond the rules; the ”alphas.”  We may see not paying taxes that everyone else pays as shrewd.  We may call drivers that weave in and out of lanes with no regard for others, skilled.  We may even call the idea thief, Boss. “That’s how the game is played.” But is it?  Or rather, does it have to be?  We cannot avoid playing the game but what if there are alternate ways of playing it? Let me take you on a little detour on our way to the end of my thought.  I want you to meet Dr. Robert Sapolsky and Linda Share, as well as their troop of baboons called “Forest Troop.”...
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We have a saying in our family that follows anyone’s delivery of bad news, “Well, at least you have your health!”  Hardly original but certainly a constant, it is usually said by people you love who you know care about...
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