It Sucks That You Are Not Steve Jobs

2313082920_27ce2a886eAfter an early departure from work today, there was some major catching up on naps today.  After the busy-ness of the previous weeks, there was also the opportunity to catch up on some DVR’ed television.

In one of the shows, it was suggested that a character, an executive, was walking around declaring that most everything “sucks.”  When others inquired about the mood change, it was suggested that the character was reading Steve Job’s biography and was attempting to emulate the Apple founder.

It seems that there is a broken-ness in anyone who has a default reaction towards what “sucks” about any moment, event, or another’s idea.  Jobs got away with it because of his profound sense of perfectionism… but it never made it right for his work relationships or, actually, his relationships in genera

The Youth Culture Report recently shared a report that teenagers that report being happy during their teen years are, a decade later, more likely to earn more then their gloomy contemporaries.  The research suggests that “If you’re happy, you have less worries and distractions and stress that probably divert you away from the things that are important…, “ that you are less likely to get stuck sweating out your suck-y feelings and dissatisfactions.

With many blessings in our lives, Thanksgiving week is an opportunity to take on an attitude of gratitude and work towards viewing the promise more than the pain. <image source>

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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