Someone gave me a great compliment tonight:

“You’re a sophomore? I took you for a senior!”

However, this contributes to the problem of inward focus in social situations. Note to everyone: It’s not about you! The more you focus on other people, the better off you are- you’re more social, you’re more enjoyable, you have more fun.

This is true only to a point. And it’s arguable. But it’s often great advice for those of us with big egos (myself included). Or those of us who think that we have small egos but then spend a lot of time talking about ourselves, be it in a braggadocious OR self-deprecating way.

But it was a nice compliment to get. Thanks.

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