The Art of Radical Self-Congratulation

December 30, 2014 5:46 PM

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I was having lunch with my friend Jenny recently. She told me she just got a promotion at work, which I knew she had long desired. But Jenny didn't look too excited. When I congratulated her, she said, "Yeah, but it's a job nobody wants. I'll need to manage all these people who don't get along. And the deadlines are just insane!"

I tried to convince her that being promoted was actually wonderful. But she brushed it off, and asked how I was doing. I told her that a reputed magazine just accepted an article of mine.

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