Posts Tagged ‘Authenticity’
Posted in Experiences, Good Ideas, Insights, Life, Life's Little Gifts, Light, Sincere Moments, The truth, tagged 2011, Authenticity, Comedy, Commencement, Conan O'Brien, Dartmouth, Delight, Emotional, expression, Gratitude, Joy, Life, Peace on August 26, 2011| Leave a Comment »
- Steve Jobs steps down
- Twitter feeds from Apple Employees about Steve’s departure.
- kenchangKen Chang ‘ Just watched Tim Cook’s 2010 Auburn University Commencement Speech… and then I saw this… bit.ly/p2us3J (Will Ferrell, Harvard, 2003)
- Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth Commencement Address
[21:31]”…No specific job or career goal defines me. And it should not define you.”
[20:52]”..It is our failure to become our perceived ideal, that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right. Your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound reinvention.”
[21:52] “In 2000 I told graduates to not be afraid to fail. And I still believe that. But today I tell you that weather you fear it or not disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”
[23:20] “Work Hard. Be Kind and amazing things will happen.”
Posted in Experiences, Good Ideas, Insights, Life, Life's Little Gifts, Light, Sincere Moments, tagged Attitude, Authenticity, Children, Conflict Resolution, Delight, expression, Gratitude, Joy, Life, Memories, Mr. Rogers, Peace, Seeing things with new eyes on August 10, 2011| 1 Comment »
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood won four Emmy awards, and Rogers received one for lifetime achievement.
Mister Rogers went onstage to accept the award — and there, in front of all the soap opera stars and talk show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and jutting saltwater bosoms, he made his small bow and said into the microphone, “All of us have special ones who have loved us into being. Would you just take, along with me, ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are. Ten seconds of silence.”And then he lifted his wrist, looked at the audience, looked at his watch, and said, “I’ll watch the time.” There was, at first, a small whoop from the crowd, a giddy, strangled hiccup of laughter, as people realized that he wasn’t kidding, that Mister Rogers was not some convenient eunuch, but rather a man, an authority figure who actually expected them to do what he asked. And so they did. One second, two seconds, seven seconds — and now the jaws clenched, and the bosoms heaved, and the mascara ran, and the tears fell upon the beglittered gathering like rain leaking down a crystal chandelier. And Mister Rogers finally looked up from his watch and said softly “May God be with you,” to all his vanquished children.https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Fred_Rogers#Personal_life
Posted in Environmental, Good Ideas, Insights, tagged Attitude, Authenticity, Bicycle, Boat, Community, Delight, DIY, Environment, Flatwater, Garages, Imagination, Joy, Life, Paddling, Seeing things with new eyes, Storage, Tinkering on July 8, 2011| Leave a Comment »
“We haven’t had a car in our garage for 20 years. It’s half boat and bicycle storage and half blacksmith shop. My wife says people who put cars in their garage have no imagination.
I make all sorts of stuff. Candlesticks, wall hooks, fireplace screens.”
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Posted in Sincere Moments, The truth, tagged Authenticity, Christ, Christmas, City Livin, Communication, Delight, Freedom, Friends, Life, Morality, Truth, What the?, YMCA on December 20, 2010| 2 Comments »
Lately I’ve been concerned with the absolute blatant eradication of Christ from Christmas Activities in modern life.
The best evidence is the New York City chapter of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) has chosen to rebrand itself as the “Y” and no longer allow Santa at it’s holiday parties. They’re replaced it with Frosty the Snowman.
From Christ to Santa is a stretch as it is but calling Santa too Christian at an organization founded as a Christian society is ridiculous. I’m starting to feel like the history books are being rewritten.
Which is why I was pleasantly surprised and happy to find this gem that was forwarded to me. A true modern Christmas story. Merry Christmas everyone! And if you don’t celebrate it or recognize that others do, enjoy the time off from work, compliments of those who do.
I love finding the things people do instead of watching TV.