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Personal Development and the Curse of Useless Thought

I'm writing this article on a Friday morning. A couple of years back, I did a breakfast seminar - a short discussion on effective personal development - for a large organization in Dublin. Early on in my presentation, I mentioned that fact that I was greeted at the door by a particularly good-humoured doorman and that when I'd mentioned to him that he was in fine form, he replied "Sure, isn't it Friday!" As a throwaway remark to my audience I asked "Would he be a grumpy old man if I arrived here Monday morning?" - and everyone shouted "Yes - he would!"

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