If we eliminated from contention all the people who did horrifying things as kids, all our presidents would be women who were unpopular in high school.
We got so paranoid about leaks that when a tiny bit of ash started leaking from a volcano in Iceland, we freaked out so much that we not only stranded passengers in Europe, for a week but also agreed to refer to it as Eyjafjallajokull, using the completely pointless Icelandic language instead of calling it by its real name, Iceland volcano.
After a lifetime of scraping for attention as a smart-ass, I’d never realized that being snide has a downside only to people who are already loved for being talented and powerful. It’s why hot people have no personality.
The ultimate goal of any career is to have other people smell like you.