Chapter 1 What’s Designing Your Life Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” is a self-help book written by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It offers instructions and insights on how to apply principles from design thinking to create a fulfilling and purposeful life. The authors, both Stanford University professors, provide tools … Read more
Ernest Hemingway’s 1952 novella, “The Old Man and the Sea,” follows Santiago, an elderly Cuban fisherman who decides to go on a solo fishing trip after facing a prolonged unlucky streak. He catches a massive marlin, leading to a days-long, grueling battle that ultimately ends with Santiago killing the fish and tying it to his boat. Unfortunately, sharks are drawn to the blood and consume the marlin’s flesh, leaving only its skeleton behind. Despite his loss, Santiago returns to shore with the carcass, maintaining his dignity.
Individuals with turbulent personalities are driven to achieve success, are perfectionistic, and are eager to improve their skills. They try to counterbalance their self-doubts by achieving more to compensate for it. People with turbulent personalities tend to be more highly strung than those with assertive personalities. They are more sensitive to criticism and anxious about … Read more