Goodness — Welcome to a Wild and Precious conversation that’s both about our
Goodness and the first episode of my parallel project: People Are Good.
The episode begins with a quote from my favorite podcast. I’m a Murderino, a
huge fan of “My Favorite Murder” and in episode #185, Karen Kilgarith and
Georgia Hardstark nailed it when they said the title of Karen’s next book will
be: “Shut Up: You’re the Asshole” — You need to
The episode begins with a quote from my favorite podcast. I’m a Murderino, a huge fan of “My Favorite Murder” and in episode #185, Karen Kilgarith and Georgia Hardstark nailed it when they said the title of Karen’s next book will be: “Shut Up: You’re the Asshole” — You need to admit, with humility, that you are always an a-hole, and move forward accepting that.
The premise today is that you need to give up being a good person in order to do good stuff.
The story that I use to really drive that home is the story of dearly beloved, all around “good person” and worldwide hero, Winston Churchill.
What I talked about:
First, The way that Karen K. and Georgia H. nailed what I wanted to talk about today made me want to force everyone I know to listen to their podcast. Yes, there’s true crime. Yes, there’s comedy. I come for that stuff but stay for the free life coaching.
Second, Scott Jefferies, life coach, writes in his article at Psych Central that you must let go of the idea of being a good person if you want to actually do good. I realted that to Carol Dweck’s idea about a Growth Mindset.
Third, I tell the story of Winston Churchill with an emphasis on the things he got very very wrong.
Fourth, The implication may be that, perhaps, the more one holds tightly to the idea that they are 100% good, the more heinous the evil may be that escapes unwittingly. Perhaps.
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