Airing out the ego

Never at rest in yesterday’s form. We are always chasing something unique, railing against the establishment. Chances are we’ve already forgotten the information we learned yesterday. With half-closed eyes, we bustle through through life forging connections between experiences. But then one day, it all slows down. It’s not about us anymore but other people: our […]

Solitude and leadership

A lot of people think thinkers can’t be leaders. But that’s exactly what leadership is: thinking. The leader of a group takes what they read and hear internally and externally and originates his/her own thought. They speak for themselves. As former Yale professor and best-selling author William Deresiewicz said in his 2009 speech to West Point […]

Learning to think again

Humans are thinking creatures. Otherwise, the only difference between humans and other animals is that we have bigger brains that also allow us to speak. But we use less brain power every day because we use calculators, Google, and self-driving cars. We’re not lazy, but we prefer to do the things we want so we can carry on with […]