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It really is amazing

Somehow I lost perspective this week before Thanksgiving.  (Sorry to be just a little personal.)

With two funerals, it’s been a tough week.  That stuff was real.

But sometimes I just lose perspective.  Last weekend, when my flight was forced to circle for an hour because tornados threatened the area around Philadelphia International, I arrived home super cranky.  I’ve been arriving home super cranky after nearly every trip, complaining about every little glitch in my plans.

I am grateful that several friends, aware of my growing travel crankiness and my tendency to take technology for granted, pointed me to Louis CK’s Everything’s Amazing appearance on the Conan show. 

If you find yourself a little cranky this season, you might this perspective adjustment useful too. 

Really, it is amazing.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. teacherninja says:

    Thanks for that. Made my day. When I start talking like that, my wife calls me grandpa!

  2. Dances With Books says:

    A thoughtful commentary. It did make my morning, but I am still avoiding flying like a bad disease (and actually most flights are like cattle cars in 1940s Germany. I think I flew one of those back when). Keeps the cranky away. The flying thing he does not get it. Wait til he gets stuck a few hours in a tarmac without food and we’ll see if he is so optimistic.

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