The secret to inspiration and the danger of overthinking

LOLcat please to stand byHappiness is when your boss’s boss’s boss asks you what inspires you—and you have no answer.

I experienced this joy a couple of weeks ago. It went like this…

Head Guy: “So what inspires you?”

What I thought: Oh crap. Why don’t I know? I should know. Why is he so bald? Why am I thinking about that? I should say something smart. Oh God, what if I blurt out something about his bald head? I need to say something. Just not about his head. Not the head!”

What I said: “New experiences.”

Yay! I side-stepped all head remarks!

Head Guy: “Huh.”

For two weeks, I was stuck for an answer. So I cruised the Internet to find out what inspires other people.

What I discovered did not make me feel better about myself.

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