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"The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget."
Arundhati Roy
— 1 year ago with 9 notes
#Arundhati Roy  #quote  #life  #meaningful  #dream  #live  #happiness  #violence  #beauty  #truism  #quotes  #quote of the day  #The God of Small Things 
"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them."
William Arthur Ward (via myquotelibrary)

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— 1 year ago with 147 notes
#stones  #life  #tumble  #bad day  #when life gives you lemons  #truism  #Quote of the Day  #quote 
A simple antidote to a corporatized, unfeeling, profit-maximizing world

Fantastic post by Seth Godin

Care.

Care more than you need to, more often than expected, more completely than the other guy.

No one reports liking Steve Jobs very much, yet he was as embraced as any businessperson since Walt Disney. Because he cared. He cared deeply about what he was making and how it would be used. Of course, he didn’t just care in a general, amorphous, whiny way, he cared and then actually delivered.

Politicians are held in astonishingly low esteem. Congress in particular is setting record lows, but it’s an endemic problem. The reason? They consistently act as if they don’t care. They don’t care about their peers, certainly, and by their actions, apparently, they don’t care about us. Money first.

Many salespeople face a similar problem—perhaps because for years they’ve used a shallow version of caring as a marketing technique to boost their commissions. One report by the National Association of Realtors found that more than 90% of all homeowners are never again contacted by their real estate agent after the contracts for the home are signed. Why bother… there’s no money in it, just the possibility of complaints. Well, the reason is obvious—you’d come by with cookies and intros to the neighbors if you cared.

Economists tell us that the reason to care is that it increases customer retention, profitability and brand value. For me, though, that’s beside the point (and even counter to the real goal). Caring gives you a compass, a direction to head and most of all, a reason to do the work you do in the first place.

Care More.

It’s only two words, but it’s hard to think of a better mantra for the organization that is smart enough to understand the core underpinning of their business, as well as one in search of a reason for being. No need to get all tied up in subcycles of this leads to this which leads to that so therefore I care… Instead, there’s the opportunity to follow the direct and difficult road of someone who truly cares about what’s being made and who it is for.

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— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#Seth Godin  #care  #world  #economy  #consumer  #corporate jungle  #profit  #capitalism  #life  #lessons 
"Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road— Only wakes upon the sea."
Antonio Machado (via myquotelibrary)

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— 1 year ago with 121 notes
#path  #wanderer  #road  #life  #quotes  #quote 
Could not be more apt than in the present circumstances. Crunch time, baby!
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Hiten took this photo with Instagram at Facebook HQ

thoughts on online classes

Could not be more apt than in the present circumstances. Crunch time, baby!

keepdoingitwrong:

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Hiten took this photo with Instagram at Facebook HQ

thoughts on online classes

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— 2 years ago with 182 notes
#life  #truism  #work  #perfectionism  #procrastination  #progress 

This is why I love David Choi :)

This and that is life.

— 2 years ago
#this and that is life  #david choi  #life  #music  #youtube  #love  #hate  #ups and downs  #positive  #courage  #positivity  #happy  #progress 
"Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back."
Jodi Picoult (Second Glance)

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— 2 years ago with 220 notes
#quotes  #quote  #life  #truism  #hero  #meaningful 
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives"
Lemony Snicket (via ever-lasts-forever)

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— 2 years ago with 3788 notes
#procrastination  #life  #truism  #waiting  #lemony snicket  #ready  #doing things  #do it  #just do it