Is power the reason you love the accomplishment? Or is accomplishment the reason you acknowledge the power?
People say the “middle” is where the reasonable resides. But this makes no sense. Sometimes this is true, and sometimes it isn’t. For example, a moderate amount of chocolate is healthier (and ultimately more enjoyable) than an excessive amount. Reasonable … Continue reading
Q: Dr. Hurd, what do you think of the saying “No good deed goes unpunished”? A: I think very little of it and say it even less. The statement is basically a cynical comment that benevolence leads to ingratitude and … Continue reading
There are people who seek power through acquiring lots of things via hard work. There are people who seek power through manipulation or coercion of others. Then there are people who don’t seek power at all. They seek accomplishment; fulfillment; … Continue reading
Q: Can a person be lacking in character and strong in competence? A: In certain respects, yes; but ultimately, no. Ultimately, low character will drive out and undermine competence. Imagine you have a car mechanic, or some other service professional, … Continue reading