I have always enjoyed quality drama in books, television, and movies. It is so admirable the creative ways that authors use to conjure believable characters out of nothing but pure inspiration. The use of the word “conjure” is pivotal in its importance with this article since fictional characters are created, not born and raised from birth. All too often, people fall into the “Star Trek Character Trap” (I just made that up) where they over analyze the consistency and depth of fictional scripts. Back in 1986, a memorable skit on SNL, starring Bill Shatner at a Star Trek convention poked fun at the fans for over-analyzing the show into minutia. Shatner’s stabbing lines including “Get a Life!”, and “ . . .move out of your parent’s basement . .” coupled with the players’ characters reactions (Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, and Kevin Nealon) were priceless. Forget all of the controversy and upset fans, the truth is that the show, like so many other iconic creations was 100% conjur
Most of us will spend a majority of our career in Middle Management. Instead of dreading it, embrace it for what you can glean from living in the ultimate squeeze play.