why are people lonely

Samantha Rose Hill:

…people who subscribe to ideology have thoughts, but they are incapable of thinking for themselves. And it is this inability to think, to keep one’s self company, to make meaning from one’s experiences in the world, that makes them lonely.

this is good, but it’s not a conclusion

Gustave Flaubert:

The rage for wanting to conclude is one of the most deadly and most fruitless manias to befall humanity. Each religion and each philosophy has pretended to have God to itself, to measure the infinite, and to know the recipe for happiness. What arrogance, and what nonsense! I see, to the contrary, that the greatest geniuses, and the greatest works, have never concluded.

a moderation in your responses

Sherwin Nuland:

When you recognize that pain and response to pain is a universal thing, it helps explain so many things about others, just as it explains so much about yourself. It teaches you forbearance. It teaches you a moderation in your responses to other people’s behavior. It teaches you a sort of understanding. It essentially tells you what everybody needs. You know what everybody needs? You want to put it in a single word? Everybody needs to be understood. And out of that comes every form of love.

Quotations from leeclowsbeard by Jason Fox

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leeclowsbeard by Jason Fox

“Do you remember the last bullet point you read? Me neither.
Impact requires craft.”

“Consumers really don’t care about your paradigm shifting. Relevancy will always be king.”

“Given the choice, I’d rather push the brand than the envelope.”

“We have nothing to fear but fearful clients.”

“Ideas are only as fragile as the backbones behind them.”

“Did you consider trying this?” No we’re good enough to reject it without wasting time trying it. Your CFO will thank us.

“Plain speech works great in ads and even better in presentations.”

“The better the work, the shorter the case study.”

“In the end, an ad with too many messages has one message: Ignore me.”

“A great ad says one thing, yet accomplishes many.”

“Great ads solve advertising problems. Great agencies solve business problems.”

“A group of 12 people can’t even decide where to go for lunch; why let them decide where to take your brand.”

“Actions speak louder than meetings.”

“It’s called a presentation, not a PowerPoint read-a-long.”

“Creativity can make any message interesting. It cannot, however, make every message effective.”

“In matters of storytelling, “fresh” usually trumps “original”.

“If your single most persuasive idea takes more than one sentence to explain, it probably isn’t single. Or persuasive.”

“Always assume no one wants to hear your what your ad has to say, then give them a reason to.”

“Kerning is caring.”

“I prefer psychographics to demographics. Partly because they are more useful. Partly because they sound dangerous.”

“Just because it’s measurable doesn’t mean it matters.”



what is our ultimate challenge?

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“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
—Tony Schwartz

the doors we haven’t opened

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“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
—Walt Disney