Something you should know about me

If you call me an a**hole, I WILL put less than two feet between me and your bouncer.

I’m currently reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.  The entire book so far has been SUPER interesting, but there is one section in particular that I’ve loved for the insight it provides me as a Southerner.  Chad actually read it first and brought it to my attention because we constantly argue about the virtue of “the high road”.  I think there are times when taking the high road sends the message, “Sure, great, it’s fine to walk all over me.”  In those instances I prefer the middle to low road options and I’m not ashamed.  I’ve now gained some insight into this aspect of myself thanks to Chapter Six of Gladwell’s book and I have a name for it.  It’s due to my culture of honor and I’ll proudly “die like a man, like [my] brother did” when the time comes.  (Hey, don’t worry, Brett’s doing just fine.)

Here’s a link to the excerpt so you know what the heck I’m talking about.

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