Three of My Favorites – Adam Grant, Tim McGraw and Kid in the Corner

Earlier in 2019 I was introduced to the writing of Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is only 38 years old and has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. I love to follow him on social media and have used several of his quotes on our Friday Snapshot email.

Adam wrote an article in the December issue of “The Atlantic” titled, “Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids…and start raising kind ones.” The article is linked below and it has a wonderful message. Many of you know that Debbie and I have five children; my biggest parental preach to them is that they follow the sage advice of “one of our family’s favorite philosophers” Tim McGraw, and ALWAYS STAY HUMBLE AND KIND!

A few friends in our community who suffered a tragic loss started a wonderful charitable organization called "Kid in the Corner". Their mission is to support the kid in the corner, whomever that may be, so that they feel supported by and connected to their community, as well as to start conversations about mental illness and inspire kids to build peer connections through education, awareness and simple acts of kindness.

I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did. We wish all of you a happy and healthy 2020!

The Atlantic - Adam Grant - Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids

-Gary Weiss, January 2020