I came from a congress in Paris yesterday, where I was energized by new ideas and trends.  But over the last two days, I have had several internal requests for assistance.  Dare I say it, for help.  Some are honest and forthcoming (professor, I need a brainstorming session on my research question) and some are sly and deceitful  (are you still willing to….. where I never was willing to begin with….).

What I have learned from these encounters is you are as honest as you are hopeful.  I am happy to help the honest and trying, and unwilling and ignoring those who are obviously driven by other intentions.  Because life is too short to waste time and effort. 🙂