Tag: #authority

ODD or ENTP?

The oldest of my cousins (on my mother’s side) was always the standard by which the rest of us were measured. He was smart, athletic, and an overall well-behaved kid. Whenever one of us did something that disappointed our parents, we would be reminded of my cousin’s achievement and asked why we couldn’t be more like him. While some of…

In the elevator at a school of public health

An interesting thing happened today in the elevator at school. A friend of mine and I walked in to go from the second to the sixth floor. As we walked into the elevator, I noticed that it was a bit crowded. “Whoa,” I said, “I hope everyone got their flu shot.” A couple of people smiled, a couple of others…

The power of words from authority

When I was in high school, many years ago, I remember having a terrible headache. It was so bad, in fact, that I threw up my breakfast on the way to school because I got that disoriented by the pain. It was very hard for me to concentrate on anything that whole day, and everyone could tell that I was…