Remember what your mom said when she put you on the bus the first day of school? Ok, ok... not 'don't pee your pants' nor 'don't pick your nose.' No... the other one. The 'Just be yourself and the kids will like you' thing. You know you got it. Or you got it later when you went on your first date. At some point, though, this was a trusted mentor's advice to you.
And it's still true.
It's really hard to see if you're a tool if you
just clam up and never talk about anything
interesting or with passion. I'd actually
much prefer you rant fervently about
your neo-nazi conservatism or obsession
with rail transit. Honestly. I may not find
it appealing or interesting topically, but
a passionate person is an attractive person.
I need to know you have a spark.
My heart hurts from meeting so few
people who show that inner flash of
inspiring brilliance... I know some of you must
have it. Quit hiding it under polite small talk
and clichéd apparel (from hippie skirts to
business casual) please.
Thanks. It'd be much appreciated.