Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shapiro Take Away - Alexandra Mahon

I was most impressed by Taylor’s ultimately optimistic approach to all of his career endeavors.  He made a hopeful journalist’s nightmare of writing obituaries in a local paper into a search for finding the lost story behind everyone’s name.  Being able to write one of a kind stories (that just happened to be obituaries) about snack inventors or cold war veterans not only made him love his job but they got him noticed.  His passion for turning the mundane into something interesting or radical really stuck with me, especially when he spoke from the perspective of a confused and unsure college student.  Taylor’s message to me was this: what’s not important is knowing what you want to do but rather doing whatever it is well, with passion and brazen self-assurance.

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