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Friday, October 14, 2005 9:52 AM
Evolution and Career Happiness
Anita Sharpe on Bookshelf

If you're a reader, there is a lot to look forward to this fall as the book-publishing season swings into full gear. One interesting new book is Instinct by Thomas L. Harrison (with Mary H. Frakes) -- about how you can work with your genetic make-up to achieve more happiness in your career. Here's an excerpt:

'If success is part of your vision, you'd better welcome obstacles. They're the steppingstones to success -- and the higher you go, the harder they are to climb over. . .Your genetic ability to overcome resistence only gets honed if you have to overcome it. The earlier that starts happening, the more practice you get. It's kind of like evolution. The more your body needs to do something, such as walk upright, to survive, the more your body's genes will evolve to make that action easier. We learn more from screwing up than getting it right.'


1 comment

L - 10/15/2005 11:22:10 PM
Common misconception about evolution!
The enviornment does not necessarily factor in, since changes are random and only help the organism if they randomly match with an advantage in that certain environment.

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