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Ryan North
ATTENTION ARTISTS: sometimes your friends will have successes, and you'll be jealous, even if you don't want to be.
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Ryan North Jul 13
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Don't make posts tearing them down! And don't passive-aggressively say "Oh wow! Good for you! I had a great pitch for that!"
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krys ☕️🦄💦 Jul 13
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @ryanqnorth
(That just makes the person feel bad, and implies THEIR success is YOUR failure: it's never zero-sum like that)
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Erica Henderson Jul 13
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I'm going to question you on this cuz I love me some gossip
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Bill Barnes Jul 13
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You can get jealous, or you can get even.
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Ryan North Jul 13
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Instead, just be happy for them. They're your friend and they're doing great, and that's AWESOME and you're so happy!
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @ryanqnorth
And if you can't be happy for them, if despite your efforts you're still jealous, if you can't rise above your demons...
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @ryanqnorth
...then TRICK 'EM. Put it in selfish terms. On a purely selfish level, wouldn't you WANT your friends to be successful?
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Ryan North Jul 13
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Because then you're in a room full of powerful, successful people WHO LIKE YOU. Jealous peeps just need to be more Machiavellian!
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @ryanqnorth
the end
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Dan Moren Jul 13
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Or just go for the heavy self-guilt angle: wouldn’t you want them to be happy for YOU if you were the one who achieved something awesome?
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Andy Khouri Jul 13
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Thisssss
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John Allison Jul 13
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Great thread Ryan!!! Much like the one on the same topic I was about to post that is now worthless.
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Joe Sondow 🦄🐙🐷🌸 Jul 13
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When I'm feeling petty I go with the honest, "I'm so proud to know you!"
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Andy Moore Kenobi Jul 13
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Every time you make a tweet thread I just picture it as a dinosaur comic. I think I want to make a web app that makes this a reality.
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @MoorelandHaunt
please do!!
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @badmachinery
JOHN ALLISON I LOVE YOU
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Ryan North Jul 13
Replying to @JoeSondow
aww I love that!
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Ryan Estrada Jul 13
Replying to @ryanqnorth
Ryan even though you have a new huge success daily I still get all excited every time and rave what a good boy you are like a proud grandma.
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