People often say their message is too important to bother being polite, but that’s serving their ego, not the message or its cause. If what you have to say is so important the other person must hear it, then you must say it in the way they will most likely hear it — respectfully, clearly, and with empathy and attention to the hearer, to make a space for conversation and clarification.

— Quinn Norton, 'How to be Polite For Geeks', via Medium.

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Why spend your life doing something you are not pleased with?
(Image by Gavin Aung Than, Zen Pencils)

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The Liz Lemon Eyeroll 


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“What do you do when you feel you are “going through the motions” on the dance floor and it’s not just a one-night thing. How do you shake out of it? Would you say you go through phases of loving it and not loving it?”

I got a number of responses, but the one that hit where it hurt came from Barry Douglas:

“When your dance is not right, it simply means you’re not right. We sometimes use our dance to make us happy instead of using it to express whatever it is we’re feeling. The beauty in movement is that it allows us to give over ourselves and express life. Good or bad. Expecting it to do more than that can leave you empty.”

Looking back on this, he was right.

(Via Ruby Red)

I’ve been asking this question to myself a lot lately too. I didn’t have the answer but I was pretty sure the best thing to do was to focus in on the learning experience (which I still immensely enjoy) and step away from the part I felt I couldn’t give to. Barry’s is the smart answer though, and is definitely something I’ll spend some time considering.

Thanks for posting about this one, Ruby!

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- Mike Hughes, Executive Creative Director of The Martin Agency.

(via The Gate)

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So true.

I <3 The Oatmeal

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I know, I know. &#8220;Don&#8217;t eat food bigger than your face&#8221;. And yet, this is appealing&#8230;.
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I know, I know. “Don’t eat food bigger than your face”. And yet, this is appealing….

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Normal domestic life

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Monday morning.
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Monday morning.

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Gatsby’s excess—his house, his clothes, his celebrity guests—is designed to win over his beloved Daisy. Luhrmann’s vulgarity is designed to win over the young audience, and it suggests that he’s less a filmmaker than a music-video director with endless resources and a stunning absence of taste.

- David Denby, ‘The Great Gatsby’ film review, The New Yorker


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