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Let's Be Honest About Lying, Shall We?

A couple days ago, I told a Nigerian engineer to "Work online. Use freelancing sites. Lie about the country you’re in. [...] There’s a big stigma against Nigeria. That’s just reality, and you need to deal with it."

A reader replies -

I feel for this guy but I am surprised you recommend lying. There has to be another way. ... I have a problem with lying, period, and perhaps I’ve misunderstood Sebastian but I think he stands for straightforwardness.

Let's talk about this straightforwardly, like adults, like grown-ups.

Most people won't do that. It's inherently weird. Most people don't own up to the fact that they lie, yet almost everyone does so. A lot, actually.

Warning: This Might Make You Quit Your Job

On On Reading and Living

I remember not hating my job (and my life), but not exactly enjoying it.

I remember reading Linchpin by Seth Godin.

I remember that morning in the gym, when I said, That’s it. I’m done. I quit.

These are my highlights (highlights, meaning I did NOT write these) from Linchpin.

This is how Seth Godin made me quit my job. Don’t read it if you don’t want to quit yours.

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