Recently someone told me not to pursue one of my 101 life goals, that it wasn’t a worthwhile effort. I smiled and nodded, understanding their disdain. How could I do such a thing when this person just dismissed my dream?
Pundit: A person who gives opinions in an authoritative manner usually through the mass media Wonk: A person preoccupied with arcane details or procedures in a specialized field We as a culture have moved from doers to talkers, and even our education system seems to acknowledge this. A recent American University ad campaign in the Washington region encourages local prospective students to be a wonk. The ads highlight a subtle cultural shift to a desire to be known as an information source, famous for subject area knowledge. Today, Americans want to be famous for talking about things. In the past, Americans wanted to do things with their career. They wanted to be a fireman, the president, a lawyer, a nurse, […]