Man and Woman Laughing Hi gang! WUL is on vacation for one more week, but that doesn’t mean our archives are. So today’s roundup contains a selection of posts shared over the years that reinforce the importance of being human.

Image: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr, CC 2.0

From learning to wield power gracefully to the inevitable “fork in the road” we all face, these timeless posts remind us that being human is the one thing we all have in common.

1. Do you have a defining moment?

Why: Everyone has a moment that made them who we are today. Bill Dorman recounts his moment in this personal post.

2. How else are you supposed to take it?

Why: We’re all guilty of taking things personally. Seth Godin expresses his opinion on why we shouldn’t be so tough on ourselves.

3. An apologetic tweeter

Why: Neville Hobson shares the story of how an apology can change your online reputation by showing your human side.

4. The Humility Imperative: CEOs, Keep Your Arrogance in Check

Why: In this post for Inc.Dave Balter explains how hubris almost killed his career and why business leaders shouldn’t let power go to their heads.

5. Public Relations . . . It’s Still About The People

Why: In this guest post for WUL, Kirk Hazlett reminds us that behind (mostly) every social media post is a real life human being.

6. The Power of One Connection: How Word of Mouth Works Online

Why: Ken Mueller explains how word of mouth and human interaction are still the most powerful ways to promote your business.

7. How to explain social media to your spouse

Why: A great lighthearted post by Mark Schaefer that we can all relate to.

Do you have a story that is life changing or affirming? Don’t be shy! Please do share in the comments below, and don’t forget we’ll be back next week with terrific new (or, at least, newer) content!

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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