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Smith: ’Tis the season to give thanks for 2014

Paul W. Smith

“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’”

It’s my pleasure to help out at Dan and Jennifer Gilbert’s event benefiting The Children’s Tumor Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF). Learn more at

The BENEFIT II, A (Sold Out) Superhero Soiree to Conquer NF, is happening tonight at Detroit Marriott at The Renaissance Center.

■ Yet another new affliction out there; thankfully no commercials with a new drug to take (with seemingly far worse possible complications) to “get rid of” the original problem.

The affliction? “Decision fatigue,” said to be a real psychological condition in which a person’s productivity suffers as a result of becoming mentally exhausted from making so many irrelevant decisions.

Apparently, the premise is, people become less efficient at work when we spend time stressing-out over things like what to wear every day. This came up, apparently, when people started to notice certain people like the late Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other wealthy and successful people always seem to wear the same clothes all the time.

Come to think of it, Fiat-Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne DOES wear (seemingly) the same black sweater all the time, and seems unencumbered and able to (therefore?) make some pretty good decisions on a regular basis.

Who knew?

■ I hope you can join Dayna Clark and me this Thursday from 10 a.m. till noon as we once again bring the “sights” and sounds of America’s Thanksgiving Parade, presented by Art Van, into your car and or home on NewsTalk 760am WJR, The Great Voice of the Great Lakes.

■ Kim and I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving, with a reminder to (in the word’s of Oprah Winfrey) “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Paul W. Smith is host of “The Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.