Chip’s thought: I met Peter when I was overseeing all of Airbnb’s global hosts. He was such a wise, generous soul in London and that comes through in today’s guest blog post.
A Legacy, A Journey.
Chip’s Editorial Comment: Diane has been an active part of our MEA community and has traveled down to Baja three times. I always appreciate hearing her perspective.
I Want to Be an “Angelic Troublemaker” When I Grow Up.
One of my modern-day heroes is Bayard Rustin, the African-American activist who was pivotal in a variety of mid-20th-century social movements for civil rights, economic empowerment, nonviolence, and gay rights. I'll never forget seeing the documentary of his life, "Brother Outsider," (https://bit.ly/3Np1xhC) at the Sundance Film Festival two dozen years ago. I don't know if I've ever been so inspired by one man's story. He used the term "angelic troublemaker" to describe the people he admires; of course, it's an apt description for himself.
How Can Wisdom Solve Polarization?
“I am not entitled to have an opinion unless I can state the arguments against my position better than the people who are in opposition. I think that I am qualified to speak only when I’ve reached that state.” - Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway
Creating an EPIC! Life by Design, not Default.
The original meaning of the word “epic” is not an adjective to describe “bigger than, greater than, king of the hill, master of the universe.” It means a long form story of “derring do” – daring to do and daring to be. And stories are important. It turns out we don’t live in our lives or our relationships.
Don’t Stay Quiet.
When I was 25 and finishing up a temp job at a large brokerage firm, I asked the man I had been assisting if he would answer a few questions. The industry intrigued me, but I didn’t know how to get started so I asked for his suggestions.
Healing, Belonging and Eldership: The Journey of Diversity and Inclusion.
As I see the commercials for Wakanda Forever, Black Panther 2 movie (a just-released sequel to the 6th highest-grossing superhero film of all-time), I immediately think of the extraordinary experience those of us had a few weeks ago at the first-ever Black Modern Elders workshop.
Hey, Quit Kicking Sand in my Face! One Man’s Response to a Woman’s Op-Ed.
Chip wrote a Wisdom Well post a few weeks ago about Ruth Marcus’ Washington Post op-ed on ageism and sexism. I understand his compassionate thinking but I wanted to offer an alternative point of view. In so doing, I shall turn to that most trusted of sources – Bazooka bubblegum.
“I Am Because We Are.”
"I Usually Ignore the Sexism and Ageism Directed at Me. Now I’m Calling it Out."
With this Op-Ed headline, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus’ September 1 story led to nearly 6,000 comments on the Post site in just a couple of days (and thousands more on social media).
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