you have no idea how hard i’ve looked for a gift to bring you.
nothing seemed right.
what’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine,
or water to the ocean.
everything i came up with was like
taking spices to the orient.
—it’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these
so i’ve brought you a mirror.
look at yourself and:
some of us are surrounded by destructive people who tell us:
we’re worthless when we’re endlessly valuable,
that we’re stupid when we’re smart,
that we’re failing even when we succeed.
but the opposite of people who drag you down
isn’t people who build you up and butter you up.
it’s equals who are generous but keep you accountable, true mirrors who reflect back who you are and what you are doing.
:: rebecca solnit
the loneliness of donald trump
i’m sorry, but i don’t want to be an emperor.
that’s not my business.
i don’t want to rule
i should like to help everyone–
we all want to help one another.
human beings are like that.
we want to live by each other’s happiness
not by each other’s misery.
we don’t want to hate and despise one another.
in this world there is room for everyone. and the good earth is rich
and can provide for everyone.
the way of life can be free and beautiful,
but we have lost the way.
greed has poisoned men’s souls,
has barricaded the world with hate,
has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
we have developed speed,
but we have shut ourselves in.
machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
has made us cynical.
hard and unkind.
we think too much
feel too little.
more than machinery
we need humanity.
more than cleverness
we need kindness
gentleness. … let us all unite
// words are events.
they do things,
speaker and hearer; … speaker and hearer
// this is everything .
“it is braver to be
than it is to be superman“
// the secret killer of innovation is shame //
you can’t measure it, but it is there.
every time someone holds back on a new idea, fails to give their manager much needed feedback, and is afraid to speak up in front of a client you can be sure shame played a part.
that deep fear we all have of being wrong, of being belittled and of feeling less than, is what stops us taking the very risks required to move our companies forward. if you want a culture of
// creativity and // // innovation // … the secret killer of innovation