Circles of Change:Conversations with Dr. Zara Larsen
on Change Leadership and Career Fulfillment
April 1, 2009
“Foolin’ with the Fastest Draw West of the Potomac”
Guest: David Fitzsimmons, Political Cartoonist
I am a cancer survivor and I practice what I preach about exercising humor. The way of wise fool is a good path. I believe I would hold to that value even if I wasn’t “surviving.”
The First Amendment’s protected rights are key to a nation’s survival. On a microcosmic scale these rights also represent values that are key to an individual’s survival and to a family’s survival.
I think of myself as a moderate.I tend to err on the side of the progressive perspective only because I fear the tyranny of the far right – theocratic fascism, anti-intellectualism, and nationalism – much more than I fear the tyranny of the flaky far left.
Questioning fearlessly is demonstrably an act of faith in our way of life.
Respecting our differences is demonstrably an act of faith in our way of life.
I was born to free associate. I am the ADHD poster boy, consciously turning an alleged “handicap” into an asset.
I believe that US citizens should make the effort to be informed and to brave new experiences and points of view – and to participate. Prevent Hitlerism!
For pleasure I enjoy making naïve folk art as a contrast with my daily task.
I know I am having a bad day when I fall into the trap of taking myself seriously, which is very tough to avoid in my business.
I will never retire, but will likely die when my head hits the drawing board.
Happy April Fools’ Day!
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