… being genuine (like the VP really saw me as an idealist) or if that was meant in a negative light. What I do know is that I felt that being an idealist in the VP’s eyes was just “not smart” for some reason. I don’t remember any other exchange from that day.
Diego, you are so right. Well said.
I find myself struggling with the word “idealistic,” too. It really is so close to an insult. It is a word used by people who don’t want to be burdened by the responsibility of living up to their own creative potential.
I wish I could have had your courage to quit my job when I was in your situation. I never got farther than writing my resignation letter. I chickened out.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I am looking forward to poking around in your back catalog of writing and design thinking.