Podcast Episode 187: Consider Being Shallow

    Jan 8, 2024

    You don’t want to be called “shallow,” right? 

    But maybe you should. 

    Because, as my sister-in-law, Marge once said, “Shallow is a depth too.” 

    When I asked what she meant by that, she said, “I’d have to give that some thought…being a shallow person.” 

    Most people think of “shallow” as a negative character trait. But if we define it as concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually, it’s not all that hard to see how shallow can actually be some fun. 

    And we all need the lightness of fun because, please, we’re only wired to navigate so much depth for extended periods of time. 

    In this episode, you might be surprised by the joys of skimming along the surface every now and then, and you may even be inspired to join the rest of us in the shallow end of the pool! Listen in…

    NOTES:
    Frankel, Valerie. “Can Being Shallow Lead to Contentment?” Self, August 6, 2007. https://www.self.com/story/surface-thinking-for-happiness

    Chambers, Oswald. “Shallow and Profound.” https://utmost.org/shallow-and-profound/

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