Which is better, to be smart or to be kind? For decades I THOUGHT I knew the answer to this question — but, I was wrong. I actually found the correct answer by re-watching the classic Jimmy Stewart movie “Harvey.” You’ve probably seen the movie. Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, a true eccentric if ever there was one, who somehow manages to charm everyone he meets. And therein lies the answer. In the movie, Harvey is a Puka — an invisible spirit that teaches important life lessons to mortals like you and me. Only Elwood P. Dowd could see Harvey and he saw him as 7-foot rabbit who loved to booze it up. Today, I’ll not only teach you the answer to the question of kindness vs. smarts but also how to more fully integrate this into your life. And, may I ask you a favor? If you got something out of today’s JumpStart, would you please forward it on to someone else? Together, let’s build a community of positivity as we make the world a better place. And, remember to post your questions and comments — I respond to them all.
February 20, 2020