“More often than we would care to admit, the desire to impress others motivates our lives. This desire to impress others impacts the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, the technology we embrace, and the careers we choose. Unfortunately, it is often elusive. Cars rust. Fashion changes. Technology advances. And the purchases that impressed your neighbor yesterday make no impression today. As a result, we live our lives with out-of-style clothes, jobs that we hate, skyrocketing personal debt, and jealousy towards our neighbor who seems to have it all… until that unquenchable desire to impress begs us to begin the cycle again. The hard truth is we often look to impress others in all the wrong places. Take a moment and identify the people in your life that truly impress you. What is it about their life that inspires you? Make a list. Very rarely (if ever) is it the car that they drive or the size of their home. Most often, the people that truly inspire us possess the invisible, intangible qualities that we all desire.” —15 Surefire Ways to Impress Others | Becoming Minimalist
“On Facebook you’re in a long extended Thanksgiving dinner with everyone you ever knew, and people find that difficult to deal with.” —The Many Faces of You - NYTimes.com
The fact that I post an article doesn’t necessarily mean that I agree with the opinions given in it.
Copy editor 1: “Can we do a cool graphic or something in Comic Sans?”
Copy editor 2: “Or we can shit on the page.”