Hi! Thanks for checking in. I didn’t really think people clicked on links in the Twitter profiles. I feel restored by your arrival here.
Anyway, when I Re-Tweet something it means please click here to buy my book The Hardest Job. It’s the product of years of work on the presidency, looking at what the job is like and how that interacts with our expectations for it.
That’s all it means, really. Buy it. If I Re-Tweet something it may also mean one of the following things:
-Not what you think.
-Exactly what you think, based on our long association and friendship, which leads you to conclude that I agree with the underlying Tweet, or I don’t agree with it at all, but find it intellectually interesting. I am a writer because I think things are interesting. It is possible to find things interesting without selling your house and leaving your family to go on tour following the idea. Or, you might conclude, I hit the RT button by mistake.
-If the Tweet being re-published is about being kind, thoughtful, slow to judge, open to learning and joy then I probably agree with it. Unless I don’t for some quirky reason.
-The RT could also be a part of my quixotic attempt to get people to stop judging motives, open up their fellow-feeling, accept some basic foundation of common humanity or open up the window and feel the press of fresh air.
-Mostly, though, the RTs are an effort to get everyone to learn about Fundamental Attribution Errors.