Archives for October 30, 2010

The Misery Sweepstakes

“You may be dying, but you should hear what’s happening to me.”“Well, enough about me, what do you think about me?”People don’t really say that kind of thing, do they?  Actually, yes, they often do.Maybe not in so many words.  But, if you listen to the shape of many conversations, you will often find that someone threw out a lifeline, looked for hope, searched for a friend, or tried to get to the bottom of something that was troubling them, and all they got in return was competition for the … [Read more...]