“Single train on a single track”, this is loosely translated from Hindi and is something my grandfather said while describing me (when I was in India many months ago).
What I take from that is how one-dimensional I am. There’s nothing better than a dose of reality based on how you communicate and interact with new people. You realize how multi-dimensional people really are and how that holes you back into your single dimension.
This comes from a self-retrospective based on the Toronto Newunion 2007.
- I’m only funny 81% of the time.
- When you are around people who have the capacity to think, articulate and engage better than you do, just shut up and listen. (you might even learn something).
These are general notes from the day:
- Get glasses or contacts that don’t make thing blurry. I’m wearing a trial pair of contacts and anything two feet away or more blurs out after a few seconds of viewing. This is annoying and headachy.
- Make meaning, not money. change the world (or certain sub-sections)
- speak in a way that you are heard, even by lurkers.
- people on the internet are humans too
- time passes quickly when you’re sitting down and doing nothing
- we’re not chuckling with you, we’re chuckling at you
- network through
- Godfather and Beauty and the Beast are in the same category of movies
- You can still get a real job if you studied English in school
- You can have your cardboard at Future bakery, and eat it too
- Plans are nice, but please assess risk as well