Moderation.

“You’re not a mean person,” my wife recently told me. “But you can be mean.”

She’s right, of course. I don’t suffer fools very well, and my first instinct can be quite harsh. Sometimes, it’s my second instinct, too. When I am fully present, however, I observe that instinct and choose to feel something else. I often think about what the late David Foster Wallace said: “The only thing you can truly control is how you think about things.” When…

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SVP, Edison Research. Co-author of The Infinite Dial, The Podcast Consumer, The Social Habit, and other widely cited studies. Newsletter http://ihearthin.gs

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