How To Be A Friend

August 27, 2010 by  
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heart on the beach

When I was eleven years old I participated in my first but modified Secret Santa.  The difference between the traditional game and ours was that; 1- it wasn’t Christmas and 2 – we had to add to the gift a letter letting our friend know our thoughts about them.

I don’t remember what my gift was but I remember what I wrote because of its consequences.  On a piece of paper I wrote the words “I like you. You are nice but not very smart.”

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How To Be A True Friend

August 6, 2010 by  
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A friend called yesterday to tell me about Tony Robbins’s show “Breakthrough” being cancelled.  I thanked him for the call but told him I already knew.  The reason my friend wanted me to know about the show going off the air was because we had discussed an idea I had for an inspirational show that he thought people would not be interested.  My friend had argued that in tough times audiences are looking for fun and escapism.  I argued back that seeing others go through difficulties and managing to grow and come out on the other side, made us feel less alone and with more courage to do battle.

Anyway, after I hung up the phone I wondered why the show had failed.  After all Tony Robbins is an amazing successful speaker.  So what happened?

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