A Forbes article by Henry Doss.
It is so very easy to mistake seriousness of demeanor for seriousness of purpose, so very easy to conflate the absence of humor with determination. It is attractive to us to think that we can simply put on the “mask of work” and enter into some kind of magic mode that is “important,” leaving behind all those traits and life experiences that we actually value. It’s easier to do this than to be ourselves. Read it here.