Surround Yourself With Smart People
“Whatever you do, surround yourself with smart people who will argue with you.” John Wooden
I grew up in a household where we argued about politics, world affairs, and anything we felt mattered. At the time, I wondered why we weren’t like other normal families who ate dinner and talked about their day. If something political was discussed during these meals with others, I couldn’t help myself.
Have opinion will share.
I like discussion, arguing a point, listening to the counterpoint.
Friends often tease me by raising some sort of issue, counter to what they think my opinion will be. Then they wait for the sparks to fly. It’s always incredible to me how transparent I am and how easy it is to find my triggers.