Trash

trashThere’s a saying that goes something like, “You can take the person out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the person.” I don’t remember it exactly because, frankly, I’m not at all fond of it. I think it generalizes and it’s a cop-out. The sentiment is simple: You cannot change your behavior or thinking because where you came from will always control what you do and where you go. Put more succinctly (and a line Jessica likes to quote from “A Knight’s Tale): You cannot change your stars.

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One of my favorite parts of my job is the fact that I belong to several “chat” channels within the WordPress Community. WordPress is such a vibrant, interactive Community that sometimes you forget that it’s a piece of software that runs about 24% of the web. Interacting with this bunch of folks is great because, over time, we’ve gotten to be friends, but we also help each other out in so many ways; the idea being that a rising tide floats all boats. I know for a fact that my interaction with this Community has helped our company grow drastically in the last two years, and I would definitely like to think that our company’s participation within the Community has helped others’ professional, and perhaps personal growth, as well. The goal of our company has always been to improve the quality of life for anyone we come into contact with.

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