Tag: Things I learned before 1 turned 40
How to be popular: Life Lesson #27
The secret to popularity. The first popular kid I remember from school was in 4th or 5th grade. From then on, the popularity contest ran full swing until graduation night, populating the hallways of highschool with “in” kids and everyone else, “cool” kids and everyone else. These were rarified airs to travel in, and being […]
Free Coffee is not a human right. Life Lessons #25 .
” The precedence of privilege tends to lead to the assumption and demand of right.” This one comes from Mike McClaflin, Africa Regional Director, AGWM, former military officer and king of the short one line answer. A few years ago, I heard Pastor Barnabas Mtokambali from Tanzania speaking about privilege. “We bring pastors in from […]
Learn to talk to a human. Life Lesson #24
Learn to talk. (credit to my older, wiser brother, Stephen Porter, on the original idea here). I speak 6 languages. Not fluently, and I have an accent in most of them. Swahili was the most recent one I learned and what a fun, challenging experience. My sixth language though? Digital media. You may be a […]