Forbes Online recently published a piece called “How to Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps).” We love the steps (and Jessica Hagy‘s illustrations that accompany each one), we couldn’t help feeling like they weren’t really about being “interesting,” but more about BEING YOURSELF. We’d retitle it: How to Be Yourself, In 10 Simple Steps. (Being yourself will guarantee you are interesting.) Here’s the list, with our favorites in bold face:
1. Go exploring.
2. Share what you discover.
3. Do something. Anything.
4. Embrace your innate weirdness.
5. Have a cause.
6. Minimize the swagger.
7. Give it a shot.
8. Hop off the bandwagon.
9. Grow a pair.
10. Ignore the scolds.
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