FOLLOWERS Finish college. LEADERS Drop out. FOLLOWERS Obey the rules. LEADERS Question authority. FOLLOWERS Believe it’s about accolades. LEADERS Believe it’s about relationships. FOLLOWERS Need external validation. LEADERS Have self-confidence. FOLLOWERS Have a backup plan. LEADERS Have no safety net. FOLLOWERS Will not take no for an answer. Since they’re playing the game, they believe the rules and the courts will save them. LEADERS Hit a roadblock and change direction. They only fight battles they know they can win. FOLLOWERS Work for the corporation. LEADERS Start the corporation. FOLLOWERS Go to graduate school to gain a profession. LEADERS Hire professionals. FOLLOWERS Look at how everybody else does it, conformity is king. LEADERS Do it their own way, but are aware of how everybody else is doing it. FOLLOWERS Believe in vacation. LEADERS Never take a day off. FOLLOWERS Are students of what’s in front of them. LEADERS Are students of the game. FOLLOWERS Stop learning after school. LEADERS Never stop learning. Whether it be from books, news or colleagues. FOLLOWERS Argue about their paycheck. LEADERS Money is secondary, and they believe there’s enough if they succeed. FOLLOWERS Are afraid to lose. LEADERS Are willing to lose, because they believe they’re destined to win. FOLLOWERS Say no. Pessimism reigns. LEADERS Say yes. But are not afraid to say no. Optimism rules. FOLLOWERS Plan. LEADERS Make it up as they go. FOLLOWERS Take direction. LEADERS Make up the direction. FOLLOWERS Believe it’s all about the CV, what you can list on LinkedIn. LEADERS Social network because they’ve got so many ideas their heads will explode if they don’t release them. They know the people who started the social networks. They’re more interested in what made social networks successful than playing within them. They know building a resume only counts if you’re looking to get hired, and they’ve created every job they’ve had since high school. FOLLOWERS Are afraid and sometimes evidence desperation. LEADERS Are never afraid and never desperate. They see the world as their plaything, not something that can hold them back or down. FOLLOWERS Have no vision. LEADERS Can see the future in 3-D. FOLLOWERS Work in established industries. LEADERS Establish industries. The greats are not afraid of being ahead of the times, they know the times will come to them. FOLLOWERS Think about themselves. LEADERS Think about others. Sure, many are narcissistic, but their fortunes are based on filling the needs of the public, not their boss. FOLLOWERS Adjust their personalities to get along. LEADERS Get to be themselves. FOLLOWERS Play the politics. LEADERS Are above the politics. FOLLOWERS Work in the world. LEADERS Run the world.
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.
I feel like I'm pouring water into a fancy cup, in the dark, and the goal is not to spill.
The complexity of simplification.
I'm not into fashion like that; I'll throw on a shirt and be a fucking man, you know?
..setup the upset, upset the setup.
...I still have trouble identifying myself as a “Photographer.” Mainly because of how highly I esteem the position and label of “Photographer.” It’s not a title that is taken lightly, it can’t be adopted through the purchase of an expensive digital camera, it’s not bequeathed unto those with a rad Tumblr of “vintage” weirdo shots. I see what it takes, and how very serious and involved it is to be a photographer, and I know I’m not that. I strive to be that, but I’m not quite there yet.