There is Value in Believing Things That Aren't True

| Thu Aug. 2, 2012 11:00 PM EDT

David Brooks on how much credit we deserve for the things we accomplish:

As an ambitious executive, it’s important that you believe that you will deserve credit for everything you achieve. As a human being, it’s important for you to know that’s nonsense.

Actually, that's not a bad two-sentence summary. The rest of the column isn't bad either.