"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano. There's a reason Vonnegut's books are so popular in libraries. This seems like a good quotation for folks who work on the "cutting edge" of libraries. Why not challenge yourself to go closer to the edge? What do you see from the edge of your library or the edge of your career?
I don't HAVE a soul- I AM a soul- that has a body for the time being. The difference is enormous. Actually taking this view to heart changes the way you view yourself & every other person you interact with. Try it.
Show respect even to people who dont deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours -from Lifehacker, quoting Dave Willis. I really need to remember this because I think I show weakness when I do this, but I shouldn't.