A JOKE, ANECDOTE, OR SHAGGY-DOG story should be no longer than necessitated by the redemptive power of its punch line.
BEING A NERD ISN’T ABOUT the things you love — it’s about the way you love them.”
— Wil Wheaton
PICTURE, ON EVERYTHING/PLACE/PERSON/MOMENT you encounter, a big bright label that says, “LEARN HERE.”
“OH, MAAAN — DON’T FALL INTO that trap.”
DO WE RESEMBLE OUR TOOLS, or do our tools resemble us? (I’m including in this equation notional tools like webspace, word-processing software, Facebook’s post-ranking choices, etc.)
PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH CATS are the only people who understand people who live with cats.
IN THE PRESENT, EVERYONE CAN be famous for 15 seconds — which is just long enough to click on the next temporary celebrity.
IN THE ABSENCE OF A national social-service corps, and for proper character-building, everyone should work in retail sales for a year. (Especially during the holiday rush.)
TRUE LOVE IS NOT AN emotion — it’s a dedicated series of related actions.
A MOMENT LASTS AS LONG as it needs to — be it seconds, hours, years, or lifetimes.
ONCE YOU TURN 30 (OR thereabouts), no one calls you an “old soul.”
“WHAT CAN I DO, RIGHT now, to better myself?”