Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

get down off your unicycle

captain Stop making choices based on the desire to keep everyone around you happy.

If you're busy trying to keep everybody on your shitbarge cruise ship happy and your boat all even-keeled and unrocking, you're absolutely not gonna see it coming when your boat falls off the edge of the map. Or worse yet, you'll be too drained from propping up everybody's smiles to notice when the boat springs a leak and you just start sinking in slow motion. There's no worse way to go than that, with you ridin your unicycle and juggling and making everybody clap for you while the whole operation is taking on water and sliding into the deep.

Get down off your unicycle, accept that some people are gonna abandon ship and that you might even be better off without them, and *steer* your *fucking* ship.