A Superman story that’s pretty much the same as the original, except he has a different reason for being a hero.

It’s not because he feels he should help people since he has superpowers. It’s not just because he’s a good guy at heart.

Superman went to the Fortress. He saw the history of Krypton. He knows what led to the planet exploding—his parents’ neglect.

Jor-El was a skilled scientist, so he knew what was wrong with the planet. But he was arrogant. Instead of raising an alarm, he wanted to fix it on his own.

Lara was on the governing council. People’s safety should have been he top priority. But she was too comfortable with the status quo.

Besides, the House of El was high society. If anything really bad happened, they had escape pods ready. No problem flying off planet.

Arrogance and laziness. They both shirked their responsibilities.

And Superman knows.

It sickens him.

He’s trying to make up for their shortcomings. Every person he saves. Every disaster he stops. It’s because his parents wouldn’t step up.

It’s the reason Clark became an investigative reporter—to make sure people in power are honest and ethical.

He spends both lives, as Clark and Superman, making sure that no one hurts people out of arrogance or neglect.

Superman isn’t interested in bringing back Krypton.

He wants to make sure it never happens again.

There are two kinds of personalities in the workplace when it comes to sharing knowledge: doors and windows.

Doors do not share what they know. These are people who don’t collaborate unless they absolutely have to, and even then, they can be difficult to work with. They keep knowledge to themselves, and they rarely offer to help other people. Sometimes this is unintentional. A door may be too busy and doesn’t make time to share. Or maybe doors want to focus only on their work and aren’t interested in volunteering for anything that’s outside of their normal responsibilities.

But some doors are intentional. They protect their knowledge and experience, believing they have an advantage if no one else knows what they know. They like the control. They relish feeling needed.

Windows, on the other hand, do not hold back knowledge. If these people can answer your question, they will. If they’re able to help you with a challenge, they raise their hand. They enjoy teaching what they know, and they appreciate when you share what you know, too. Windows know that it doesn’t matter if everyone knows what they know. What matters is doing the best work they’re capable of.

Being a window has its perks:

  • They get noticed because they’re willing to talk and work with anyone.
  • They become dependable resources.
  • They are known as experts, not because they know everything, but because they teach and share what they know.
  • They are offered new opportunities, because they are open to things outside their norm.

Knowledge that’s locked away doesn’t benefit anyone, so be a window instead of a door.

With #PlanWithMeAugust going on, I’ve been meaning to see if there are people writing about the Bullet Journal on Medium and the answer is, kind of.

Here are three posts over on Medium that aren’t new info if you’re already familiar with the method, but may be helpful if bullet journaling is new to you.


Some stuff I’ve been reading lately:

17 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Bookstores (mental_floss)

Stop Drinking Bottled Water (Gizmodo)

How an artificial language from 1887 is finding new life online (The Verge)

Best practices from the most active Slack users (Fast Company)

Upon This Wrist (Medium)

How the wrong people get promoted and how to change it (Fast Company)

What If Everybody Didn’t Have to Work to Get Paid? (The Atlantic)

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