Trump and Introspection

Newish President Trump has got me considering the idea of introspection—the examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes.  Despite the never ending parade of self-help gurus all touting it’s benefits, surprisingly few people are introspective.  Those opposed to self-examination still rise through the ranks, lead people, and even become President of the United States, yet remain ignorant of their shortcomings.  Rather than toil in self-awareness, they plow through life pushing aside others with blissful disregard.  But what if they’re right?  What if we don’t need introspection?

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Get Personal To Connect With Your Audience

Evidence suggests a strong link between the sharing of deeply personal information and readership.  Not just things like a favorite color or food, but real important stuff, like one’s shoe size.  Medium.com is littered with ordinary folks who share intimate details about themselves, accruing more followers than Jesus—Jesus is the hispanic guy who runs the awesome local food truck in my home town.

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