1-14-09 pillow 9 It's not about comfort, you know.

Sure, we're all working on comfort. But the meaning of life? It's not about comfort.

Today's "The Arduous Community" by David Brooks in The New York Times (sent to me by a banker pal named David) reminds me of what Christopher Celeste told me about important meetings.

"At the end of each meeting," Christopher says, "I want the other person to feel three things:

"1. That he likes me.
"2. That I'm smart. And,
"3. That he feels vaguely uncomfortable because the world is not complete, that there is work to be done."

I enjoy teachers like Erica Brown.