Wednesday, January 21, 2009

10 Things I've Learned from Barack Obama


1. Stay calm at all times.

2. Work to unite, not to destroy.

3. Smile at your enemies.

3. Choose a spouse who supports and respects you.

4. Take responsibility for your vices.

5. Be a great parent (eventually).

6. Exercise.

7. Surround yourself with smart people.

8. Be gracious.

9. Be realistic and pragmatic.

10. Dance.


3 comments:

Bookhouse said...

It is quite amazing how deeply and subtly his influence runs. He leads by example masterfully.

I've been smarming here and there about how much less angry I am since the 20th, but its really true. I woke up wednesday morning and felt like I hadn't been clenching my teeth for the whole night.

It took eight years for the clouds to part, but at least it came, and it makes all the work that has to be done now to fix and repair and rebuild bearable.

Paul Pincus said...

terrific post.

Snobber said...

it's a big relief.

thanks guys.