Today's Muse? Stefan Sagmeister.

    Yesterday, I stumbled upon this man and I can't get him out of my head.

    His humility and humanity are rare these days. Matched with his talent and dare-to-design attitude? I'm speechless. Here is an excerpt of my favorite Stefan interview

    Q:  Do you have any beliefs or policies that haven’t changed over the years?

    A:  Yes, a whole lot of them:
    1. Helping other people helps me
    2. Having guts always works for me
    3. Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid.  I have to live now.
    4. Starting a charity is surprisingly easy
    5. Being not truthful works against me
    6. Everything I do always comes back to me
    7. Assuming is stifling
    8. Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on
    9. Over time I get used to everything and start taking for granted
    10. Money does not make me happy
    11. Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life
    12. Keeping a diary supports personal development
    13. Trying to look good limits my life
    14. Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses
    15. Worrying solves nothing
    16. Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
    17. Actually doing the things I set out to do increases my overall level of satisfaction.
    18. Everybody thinks they are right.
    19. If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first.
    20. Low expectations are a good strategy.
    21. Everybody who is honest is interesting.

    I love the last line so much. Are we not all flawed? Why must we present these pretty facade's and imaginary beings? Your imperfections make you different... interesting... real. I have held a deep appreciation for artists since I was a child. I still hope to be one when I grow up. Expressing yourself truthfully and without inhibition is one of the most sincere forms of beauty.

    1 comment:

    chaz2b said...

    thanks for sharing; so inspirational I bookmarked under my growing list of life lessons. thanks again, :)


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