therefore we are imperfect. While funny and a little irreverent - maybe with
a touch of cynicism; it's a different and direct approach to teaching
survival in the trenches. This is a reality check, not about selfishness but
rather a discussion of the unique individual perspective that each of us has
as we each struggle to interpret, survive and overcome the world around us.
It is an illumination of the human condition and a discussion of how to
navigate the world with that in mind.
In this sense, I Come First is more aptly about forgiveness. It forgives
each of us for our flaws, and forgives the political process and recognizes
its value. Nicholas explains that politics, at its core, is really just the
way in which a group of people make a decision. And it forgives all the bad
stuff as part of the human condition. We are surrounded by people with
differing perspectives and values, and becoming offended is a
counterproductive distraction. Rather, it reminds us to be understanding and
perhaps even empathetic, and with this knowledge each of us can be vastly
I Come First discusses subjects such as becoming more effective, perception,
managing and being managed, politics and surviving day-to-day. This is a
story about each one of us. It's a bit of How to Swim with the Sharks and
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, with a little Dilbert
and Stanley Bing thrown in. The result is unique and more than the sum of
its influences. It deals with how we behave and interact, what we want and
the tools we each use to accomplish (or prevent ourselves from reaching) our
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