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Resume vs. Eulogy Virtues

Academics and society at large teach us to prioritize resume virtues – the attributes that make us “successful”.

Eulogy virtues – the traits for which we hope to be remembered when we’re gone – are those that may not have immediate, noticeable effects on our lives, but that fuel our inner growth.

For resume virtues, leveraging your strengths and abilities (work ethic, knowledge and expertise) is the best strategy.  However, the strategy of improving on your weaknesses (impatience, anger issues, jealousy) serves you best for eulogy virtues.

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