i know i keep quoting ask polly but come on it’s good

Posted: September 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

from ask polly:

And when you stumble on a microcosm of people who seem restless and impatient … When someone can’t listen closely or can’t stop scanning a crowded room for someone else to talk to, when someone can’t talk to you because you don’t seem important enough, there’s a sickness in play. The irony is that the damaged are both seeker and rebuffer, rejecter and rejectee. There is no distinction between Don Draper and his awkward, striving underlings. They’re all locked into the same feeling of needing more understanding and approval from a cold, cruel world. But they are addicted to the chase, so they never really want to arrive anywhere.

… Some workplaces, some bosses, some friends, some relatives, some exes will never want you, and will never appreciate all of the amazing qualities you bring to the table. It has nothing to do with you. Forget them. Build those parts of you that make you feel peaceful and accepting and satisfied and soft and vulnerable. Make a religion out of letting go. You do great work, and everyone knows it. Don’t fixate on the indifferent. Keep yourself surrounded by people who look you in the eye, listen closely, and really seem interested in you as a person. Try to do the same for your friends.

had to read this after a meeting with my boss, about a great project we’re doing, where she offhandedly derided my work selecting the DJ for the LA party. super cool.

also in other news here is me at that LA party, apparently not doing a good job on the DJ selection, but frankly rocking the no-teeth smile. make your jokes about jailhouse outfits, but my nails are looking hella good (courtesy of ibiza nails, “WE THINK NAILS ARE IMPORTANT!”).



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