Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on August 19th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom Kind Hand

“Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.”

– Rev. John Watson

In working with other people – whether colleagues, customers, managers, or even competitors – don’t forget for a moment that each has a “difficult story” of grief, pain and concerns inside of them, and each is, from his or her own point of view, “carrying a heavy burden.” Just as you do and as I do, too. It may not be obvious, but it is near certain, just as certain as the fact that pain, grief, loss and fear are parts of the human experience of life. In fact, understanding this truth is an integral message of each of the major religions. Being kind does not mean being foolish, subservient or vulnerable; it does mean being aware, wise, understanding, and strong, each of which is key to a truly productive and humane life, and navigating it to your own best life.

This quote was shared with his viewers by Anderson Cooper, the CNN host, in a recent interview. We thank him for it.

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Published on August 13th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on August 12th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom girl praying

“Faith sees best in the dark.”

– Søren Kierkegaard

Sometimes, at work, sometimes at home, it sure seems “dark,” and not at all easy to have hope for the future. We may try to console ourselves with “It will all work out,” and at times it does. At other times, though, you are beyond that stage, and see no logical reason to keep going at all. It is precisely in those moments that you experience faith. Irrational? Sure, but that is the point. In the darkest of times, that is when faith finds you, and you find faith. It just sort of steps up to embrace you, in the very darkest of moments.

This quote was used this week by Former Vice President Joe Biden, a man who has seen great tragedy in his life, but remains a true man of faith. Thanks, Joe!

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on August 5th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Stop hate

The time is past due; today, I must express my Very Deepest Concern.

 
I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am the son of a refugee who arrived on a boat, and who feared her whole life being “sent back.”

I am someone who, at a young age, was separated from my own family.

When we moved to the suburbs, my first experience – at age 2 – was to be beaten by older kids due to my family’s religion.

Yet, from a young age, I was so very fortunate to be the recipient of the kindness of strangers.

Hatred and Hate Speech are a disease; they are poisonous to the soul, and to the soul of a nation, indeed, to the world.

I don’t have any intention of getting involved in politics of any kind, and I don’t mean to take “sides” of any kind.

But I feel I must express my view publicly that those who practice hatred and hate speech must be denounced for it, must be isolated from those of us who just want to live and let live, to help ourselves, help those we love, and help our neighbors and friends at work.

Separating children from their parents is, perhaps, the most hateful thing I can imagine. The pain lasts a lifetime. “Go back where you came from” is a close second.

If the economy is so good, why in the world do we need to cut off food assistance to those among us who are hungry?

All forms of hate; all forms of hate speech. I condemn them, and those who practice them, and I ask you to do what you can do to condemn them, as well.

When my son, Sam, was in 6th grade he was assigned to do a report on what the world’s religions had in common. He found the answer in just three words: “The Golden Rule.”

It is in every great book. Without Exception.

What is taking place is wrong, very wrong. And it will only get worse if we are silent. We should not permit such shameful and sinful behavior in our names.

Sorry for the “rant,” but Dignity is what this blogsite stands for, and Dignity at Work, in particular. That is my life’s work, too. It is a core value, nothing less. We need to live and work together.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
                                              – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on July 29th, 2019 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom Ladders

“It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of the one you don’t.”

– Stephen Kellogg

This thought may seem most applicable to those in the early or even middle stages of their careers, but it is a message, too, to all. I began my “blog career” at a relatively “ripe old age” and it is literally keeping me young, healthy and handsome. (LOL) The idea is simple: what you do during most of your waking time so very much determines your health and happiness. Even those at the top of their “ladder” sometimes decide to start over again. And that includes retirees, too. The world is always changing, and so, too, should the way you interact with it, to find and enjoy what makes you happy, healthy, and good-looking, too, inside and out.

This quote was sent to me by Norma, a youthful 89, who has been enjoying her newfound hobby of “chair yoga.” Namaste to you, Norma!!

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