Copy from David Nicholls’ novel One Day:
How to change lives through art:
- Write beautifully.
- Cherish your friends.
- Stay true to your principles.
- Live passionately and full and well.
- Experience new things.
- Love and be loved if at all possible.
- Eat sensible.
Quote of the day is from the movie Serendipity (2001):
You konw, the Greeks didn’t write obituaries.
They only asked one question after a man died:
“Did he have passion?”
Quote of the day is from lines of the movie Morning Glory (2010):
“If they are stupid, they get fired; and if they are smart, they quit.”
Thomas L. Friedman, the columnist of New York Times and the author of The World is Flat, wrote an editorial about another change caused by globalization and the information technology revolution.
“In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle.
But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius.
Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment.
Average is over.”