Monday, 14 December 2009

British Feel Good Bible

My colleague just got a Keep Calm and Carry On: Good Advice for Hard Times from a client for Christmas. It's a little red book that contains bits and bobs of wisdom on topics that range from Money, Debt, Greed, Worry, Happiness, Friendship, Coping to Change, with quotes from Einstein to Edison.

Looking around (or perhaps I'm projecting), it seems that 2010 is glistening like chicken covered in sweet and sour sauce, and we're not quite sure what flavor will be most prominent. Everything changes, but it feels like we're on the cusp of something, teetering, whether it comes to the comms industry, finance, or the environment, 2010 should usher in some fresh and novel approaches, but most importantly, I hope it will invite action.

I've been thinking about meaning and the future, and have a lot of ideas pinned on the double digits; ideas that will get my mind and body in some serious motion.

A few quotes to coast us into the holiday break:

"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."
-Thomas A. Edison

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Always be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle."

"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."
-Lin Yutang

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