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February 13th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 5 Comments · Comment Contest Friday

Many blogs do a caption contest every Friday wherein the blogger posts a picture and then visitors leave their take on an appropriate and funny caption for that photo. I really enjoy contributing to those sorts of things, but it doesn’t seem appropriate for TNC so how about a comment contest on Fridays. We select an article—nothing too lengthy—and you supply a comment analyzing it. Our commenters thus far have been exceedingly insightful so I’ll be most interested to read your take. Winner gets a free RSS subscription to TNC!

“You Might as Well Face It: You’re Addicted to Success”

5 Comments so far ↓

  • Harold

    “To disassociate identity from professional status, therapists recommend taking pride in characteristics that can’t be stripped away — virtue, integrity, honesty, generosity.”

    As if these are somehow unrelated to professional status…

  • Harold


    “My career has vanished many times — writing and editing in the medical arena — along with the Bhagavad Gita, I think the Yoga Vashishita has a lot to offer. Basically it’s best not to identify with anything that is a part of consensus reality.”

    –Elizabeth Zimmer

  • Harold

    Uh, that’s “Zima”

  • Ryan Mulkerin

    “One of the biggest fears for holders of respected positions is the potential loss of public esteem.”

    Seems like many of these guys are suffering from a Peter Keating view of success.

  • EdMcGon

    It’s nice to see the Peter Principle still holds true.

    If these people WERE truly successful, they wouldn’t be out of a job, n’est pas?