Fun is underrated.
We spend so much of our lives trying to get taken seriously, that fun becomes something we think of as shameful, dirty; something to be minimized in a professional setting. Giggles are juvenile; jokes are adolescent; anything more than a poker face threatens your status as “a respectable professional.”
But that’s only because we mistake seriousness for professionalism.
That grouchy fucking face doesn’t make anyone look legitimate; it makes you look unenthusiastic.
The truth is, you either know your stuff or you don’t, and when you do?
Your personality becomes a bonus—not a liability.
But when you don’t know what you’re doing, on the other hand, you need to lean on very serious-seeming smoke and mirrors to prop yourself up.
As it turns out, seriousness doesn’t help you get taken more seriously.