Throughout history, man has faced a continual struggle- both collectively and individually- between two disparate factors. Applying the nomenclature presented by Aristotle in describing argumentative approaches, this conflict derives from the habitual incongruity between logos and pathos. While logos emphasizes the use of reason, pathos accentuates emotional appeal. The majority of Western philosophical thought, from Heraclitus to Hume, appears to favor concepts of logos and reason over pathos and emotion. Unfortunately, this perspective fails to take a sufficiently comprehensive view of the individual. Instead, individuals frequently engage in practices without sufficient reason or logic. Conversely, the pathologically focused philosophers- from the Stoics to Nietzsche- inordinately understate the importance of logical reasoning. Thus, a coherent approach should optimize the underpinnings of both theoretical schools of thought. In full cognizance of the aforementioned necessity for a compromise theoretical view, I often prove reticent to embark upon major decisions without fully analyzing the application of both contrasting theories. It is only after the application of this more holistic view that I have elected to dissolve the bands which have connected me to McGladrey.
While I could continue on with writing this needlessly theoretical analysis of the reasons I am leaving, I am reminded of the words of Charles Mingus: " Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2phw7eXrmCM). In light of this message, I will simply summarize my message as follows:
– Effective today, I am no longer a Tax Associate at McGladrey LLP.
– I will be moving to [a redacted location] next month
– If anyone is ever in the [redacted location] (for [redacted events that would identify the location] or anything else) and needs a place to crash for a night or two, don't hesitate to contact me.
– I would like to thank each of you for the impact you had on me during my time here. I learned a lot and appreciate it.
Unless you work in a soul-sucking environment with a bunch of glory hogging superiors who are constantly kicking you down, you will get several opportunities to showcase your intelligence during your careers.