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March 25, 2008



Hi Sonia,

I agree. But finding and communicating that thing; that's not easy, at least for me.

Brian Clark


Sonia Simone

Thanks so much, Brian.

Evan, I'm with you, I find it very hard. It's one of those annoying "simple but really difficult" things. You'll get there.


Sounds so easy!

It makes me want to find something new to do!




I love this post. We really do have the capacity to create the jobs we want in this changing economy.


well, a bit prosaic and not really new.



Totally awesome metaphor! (This makes me sound like I just stepped out of Bill & Ted...)

Geez, perfectly written. You even gathered up the Laffy Taffy loose ends as you finished.

Perfect advice for potentially rocky times. It's like a game of musical chairs where somebody keeps taking away two or three at a time right now. Step out of the game!

By the way, when my daughter was little I was the same way, teaching her not to steamroll (trying!) while being appalled at the greedy little buggers all around. She's nine now and the difference does show, so keep right on like you are. You'll be proud later.



Nadine T.


This is a wonderful post. I've SU'd it because I think that your blog really deserves huge readership, we have a lot to learn from you.

I relate totally to this idea, and the older I get, the more I believe in what you are advocating.


Sonia Simone

Nadine, thank you so much! (Barbara, Nadine, you should read each other's blogs, I think you would enjoy one another.)

Big kisses to you all (Margherita too), and thanks for weighing in.

Christine Chen

This is wonderful! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to add a little snipit of your post to my blog tonight with a link back to the article! It's definitely worth everyone's time to read it!

Sonia Simone

Thanks Christine! I love links. :)


Sonya, a few weeks ago, my 2 1/2 year old son (July 22 -- when's yours?) and 1 1/2 year old daughter (1 year and 4 days apart -- hehe) ran the gambit with 20 other egg grubbin' kids. My personal oversite committee goal was to encourage both behaviors if either manifested. In otherwords, it's ok to recognize the motivation to win or get more as long as you are polite and kind. My secret desire is to teach that you get more than you need when you help others get what they want first.

Frankly, my son's stash topped out at 4 eggs too, largely because the toy car in the back yard of the house next door had an eerie magnetic pull that a swarm of egg-hunting peers could not overcome.


Great post. It's so easy to do the same thing every day - it's much harder to walk down a different block or go to a different coffee shop or take a different bus.

Christine Perkett

I love this. Brilliant. I wish we could find thinkers like you to hire!

Tara Jacobsen

I got here because of a link from Seth's blog and am so happy I did! I have the privledge of having lots of seekers in my circle of friends (intentionally) so I am constantly being challenged to be more interesting, more informed and more involved!

Sonia Simone

@Rick, cool, my guy was June 22. Soul brothers. :) And I'm with you (it's really funny how much this silly event got me thinking), I want him to be competitive, but I want that competition to rest on a solid ethical foundation. It is a little-known fact that I am, actually, insanely competitive myself.

@Christine, hey, I'm available!

@Tara, I'm so happy you found my little place! Hope you stick around and make yourself comfortable.


Hi Sonia,

I know I'm way behind on my RSS feeds, but I've been planning an Easter egg hunt (yes, I have) for the past several months.

Okay, first . . . do you know how hard it is to find the appropriate sized candy to fit in Easter eggs in mass quantities? Harder than you would think.

Hard candy is out. They might choke on it.

So is chocolate. It would be complete mush in the Houston heat, even in March.

So that leaves some kind of chewy candy and we try to get a variety and while we didn't have Laffy Taffy, there were Honey Bits.

We've tried stickers and tattoo's . . . which people bitched about.

Yes, they do.

Thank you for being a parent who watches out for their child. Seriously, it is amazing to me how many don't. Or maybe they do and just have no character themselves.

Seriously, we have an egg limit instead of the mad dash for eggs and I can't believe how many kids were in there grabbing up all they could with their parents watching on.

I had to put my Egg Nazi hat on again and make them put them back.

Sonia Simone

Ah, good point! We had some hershey's kisses for our hunt, which are good in Denver because it's never more than about 45 on Easter morning here.

I find it very heartwarming to have an Egg Nazi commenting on my blog.

Joe Crawford

Sorry for coming to the game so late! This is some really good stuff!!

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