Saturday Morning Rounds
What we're reading
This one really got to us this week. We won't go into our usual summary of the article, because the title is pretty self-explanatory. What we will do, however, is to highlight that there is often a real tension between:
- Providing hope and encouraging others to put themselves out there and take a risk
- Providing potentially hard truths that will help people make informed decisions but also might discourage them
And this tension exists in many of life's interactions - from day-to-day stuff like a friend asking "how was the chicken?!" they brought to the potluck (dry), to potentially trajectory-changing decisions like whether to tell a friend about red flags you see in a person that they're considering marrying.
How do you manage this tension? Where do you draw the "say something" line in your own life? How much nuance and detail and caution - if any - would you provide to a little girl who asked if she could be a surgeon one day?
BBMD tip of the week
"The chicken's flavor is good but it could use a little less time on the grill to be even better""Yes you can become a surgeon, but I'd be doing you a disservice not to tell you that it's a very hard road and there are a lot of hurdles on the way"
"The chicken's flavor is good... and it could use a little less time on the grill to be even better""Yes you can become a surgeon... and I'd be doing you a disservice not to tell you that it's a very hard road and there are a lot of hurdles on the way"
"Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:
Is it true?
Is it necessary?
Is it kind?
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