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The Perils of Perfectionism Part 3: Sonnets 116 and 30

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the untimely death of Shyria Shah, the Nepali-Canadian woman who died descending Mount Everest. In Part 2, I posted a video of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the body-builder turned politician. He disparaged poetry in a speech inaugurating his think tank at the University of Southern California. In this, Part [...]

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The Perils of Perfectionism Part 2: Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’m going to open here with two videos, one from Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, and another from Sir Ken Robinson, a British creativity expert now living in the same state. What does Arnold Schwarzenegger have to do with perfectionism? I think we can all agree that Arnie is someone who reaches for [...]

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