To Razzle (Roy) & Dazzle (Daniel) c/o Indy Beagle … I trust all is well in the kingdom … but if not, I hope it is at least “interesting”. Here are some wiffle balls of wisdom to pitch at The Toad and Ostrich Pub on Friday.
We would rather hear a pretty little lie than a hard ugly truth.
Most conversations are contrived courtesies … designed to avoid stepping on the other persons “tale”. Ask yourself if you are delivering a monologue or actually listening to the other … most of us are monologuing. No matter how eloquent your soliloquy … it’s still just one person making noise … it’s not a conversation.
The most important virtue of a kings subject is loyalty … the most important virtue of a king is his subjects.
The most interesting people, the ones who make things happen and trigger change, seem to possess amazing virtues dovetailed with a damn near crippling vice … funny how the two go together … Interesting people are often a complex mixture of both … It’s the bland – who neither dazzle nor defile – that blend into the background.
Your Facts don’t Fit my Fantasy!
Boy don’t know enough to know how much he don’t know.
(also known as the “So Blind I’m Brilliant” Delusion)
PLANS that DON’T
“Well, it looked good on paper”
You don’t learn how to play the game by reading the rules …
you learn the rules by playing the game.
Morality is what you do when nobody is looking.
Talk as much as is required but as little as you can get away with … most of us end up filling in the quiet spaces that our brain needs to ponder.
Don’t feed the stray dog that sh#ts in your yard. And remember … If you feed a stray dog … it’s no longer a stray dog … it’s your dog.
A story doesn’t simply have different angles … a story is an angle.
Be so good you don’t need to bullsh#t.
A good leader pulls you in and holds you dear at the same time and
pushes you to the edge to be your best.
Role is more potent than Personality.
Exploiting human nature … is human nature.
Measuring success with money is like measuring your manhood in inches.
If there’s people, there’s politics.
What we don’t know compared to what we do know is sort of like the metaphor of a drop compared to an ocean … if the drop is really really teeny-tiny.
We are blind to most all of everything but live in the delusional our world is complete and whole … I am reminded of this every time i see a colony of ants hustling about completely unaware of the large giant in big shoes standing over them.
Art is the junction between the inner universe (inner-verse) and the outer universe (outer-verse).
One of the reason that artists are drawn to drugs and alcohol is that sometimes substances allow easier access to their inner-verse … the universe within … a universe much vaster than the one they navigate in the flesh.
When my hands hit a keyboard, a trap door to my inner world is opened and things come out that I never knew were there.
Life is improv.