It’s from the Guardian! This is such crap, and the tragity is that some people take it to heart:
“Am I going to make a remark about it? If not, then you’re average, and average is for losers”
“So what? Most people are ostriches, heads in the sand, unable to help you anyway….”
“But who loses their jobs at the mass layoffs? Who has trouble finding a new gig? Not the remarkable minority, that’s for sure.”
I can not express what bullshit this is. So I should measure my life / worth on the quality of the gossip that surrounds me? That anybody who thinks that the people around them are ostriches/losers is ever going to be remarkable in a positive way? That talented / remakable people don’t lose their jobs, get bad bosses, get screwed by the luck of the draw? That all the millions of people that preferr the more quiet path are all losers?
If you look at the comments there are lots of bloggers traking back and quoting with positive glee and taking these lessons to heart. Well, here is my list:
How to be Remarkable.
1) You are. Just try to get people to shut up about anything.
If you want to be remarkable in a positive way, then try live up to your potential. If you are not sure what that is, then it’s probably wise to go to http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/ to take the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire, something that can always make a person feel good about themself.
I think he should re-title the article “How to be an Ass.” I don’t know anybody who ever did even 3 out of the 10 items that was not called an ass behind their back.