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Sunday, July 15, 2012

No Asshole Rule: Post# 8 - Final Words of Wisdom

Final words about jerks. First, Jerks R Us…before pointing the finger around you, point it at yourself. Where, when and how have you bullied, intimidated or otherwise been a jerk? Probably far more than you know. The author provides some documentation about this delusion. If you’re a jerk, people don’t tell you what they really think. This robs you of reality. They only bring you news you can handle. This robs you of truth. Good people avoid working for you and the good ones who do work for you leave first. This robs you of the capacity to prosper. As your enemies grow in number, you’re robbed of your influence, no matter how smart or capable you are. If you’re a jerk, the way your story ends is ultimately one of delusion, loneliness and sadness. Not exactly the “happy ending” most of us want in life.

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