Pretense can be powerful. Who makes the decision that your work is important? Whether you believe the answer is your boss, the marketplace, your colleagues, your customers or you yourself, the answer is, ultimately, that you decide.
"I wrote a song about my high school girlfriend who broke my heart and have been milking it ever since. The irony of it is, it's the very first song I ever wrote and it's the song that's pinned on my back, kind of like 'kick me.'"
Somewhere between ages 50 and 60 many begin protesting, "Don't buy me anything this year--I have all that I need." This, of course, is pure bunk. So pull out your credit cards, print this gift guide, and get out of here.