I was just reading the latest issue of Esquire, which is a better magazine than you probably give it credit for. In his editorial, Editor-in-Chief David Granger recounted a trip to his father-in-law’s memorial service, and how Bill Dodson’s eldest son, Dick, praised his father by comparing his traits to those listed in the Boy Scout Law.
Granger then included a condensed version of those suggested behaviors, which I share with you here.
As I read through the list of attributes to which we should all aspire, I kept thinking to myself, “Yep, yep, trying to do that, and that, too”—until I got to one which instead had me thinking, “No way!”
Do you know me well enough to be able to tell which of the rules rubbed me the wrong way?