In my day-to-day life, I find that three abilities serve me best:
Curiosity – I ask lots of questions, everything interests me, and it enables me to have a fresh perspective on people’s problems.
Sincerity – most people are surprised by the extent to which I’m determined to help them.
Tolerance – I meet all kinds of people, on all organizational levels. I found it best to meet them where they are, and not where I think they’re supposed to be.
My training as a historian helps me ask the correct questions, my training from Vayomar helps frame every action I take as a service to somebody, and my background as an outsider reminds me of the importance of tolerance towards others.
The Anthropocene Review – a podcast about life in the Human Time.
A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter Michael Miller Jr. A book about life between two nuclear wars.
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. A graphic novella on hubris, relationships, and happiness.