Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott: 12 things I know for sure

 

Today I’d like to share this wonderful talk from Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and several other books on writing and life.

I especially like the point she makes about not comparing yourself to other people. What she is saying is that we are all a bit messed up and vulnerable but we keep this a secret from the rest of the world as much as we can. When we compare ourselves with others we are only seeing their public selves and not their real and often messy selves. If we could inside people we would understand that we are all flawed and therefore vulnerable.

There are also some funny comments about food. In a sentence she captures the notion that we can look after ourselves better than we do.

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Anne Lamott: 12 things I know for sure

    • Margaret says:

      Not quite sure what she means when she says that 75% cocoa chocolate is not a food. It is in my book! Perhaps she’s implying that you shouldn’t regard it as a staple, what do you think?

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