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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How to Be a Better Dwarf (or whatever)

In the spirit of leaning from Hobbits, we continue this series . . . 

Five Things We Can Learn from Thorin

  • Holding a grudge gets very, very heavy after a while. Plus, it keeps us from taking hold of things that are far better for us to keep.
  • Trust the wizard. You are not smarter than the expert. That's why he's got the pointy hat and staff.
  • If you're going on an adventure, pick friends you can trust. You want to know they have your back when the dragon appears, not just kinda hope. Friends may not all be pretty, or popular, or even smell good. But if you're confident they'll be there for you, what more do you want?
  • The word “mine” will always get you in trouble. A tunnel focus on “what I deserve” rather than “what I can offer” ends badly. Always.
  • If all your friends think you're being kind of a jerk, you probably are. Swallow your pride and that defensive remark and just take it. Be a better person. Or dwarf. Or . . . whatever.

See? We short people can teach you a lot.

Read more about Thorin and the others soon in Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World, releasing November 29, 2013.

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