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Mentors

Mentors

On the Outpost podcast the group had a lively discussion on mentors. They talked through what a mentor really is. Do you need one? What’s the purpose of having them?  Dictionary.com defines a mentor as “an experienced or trusted advisor.” Looking at the etymology of the word we see it hailing from Greek Mentōr, the name of the adviser of the young Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey. Use-wise it came into use in the 1700s but hit a resurgence of use recently. Usage of the word mentor seems to have peaked in 2018, where it’s stayed at frequent usage.  This recent rise of mentor usage is interesting especially considering the history of famous...

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