Just my imagination

November 4, 2008

The first casualty in franchising is your ability to problem solve because your imagination is being intentionally short-circuited.

  • The surest sign of a nazi is their lack of humour and joy in other people’s happiness.
  • Their abilities to suspend judgment and engage in play is dead.

The road back is through music, poetry, especially when shared with others.

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. Henry David Thoreau

Imagination rules the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.  ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

The fundamental job of the imagination in ordinary life, then, is to produce, out of the society we have to live in, a vision of the society we want to live in. Northrop Frye


The Role of Shame

November 4, 2008

The situation you find yourself in can make you much more vulnerable to authority.

Those that control your environment can be franchisors, lawyers, bankers or even health care professionals. Shame or self-disgust is a very powerful emotion.

Under extreme situations, it is logical to to see extreme behavior.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975

The film’s unauthorized screenplay (by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman) was restructured and adapted from author Ken Kesey’s 1962 popular, best-selling novel of the same name so that it would appeal to contemporary audiences. It won 5 academy awards

Quotes from the film

McMurphy (Jack Nicholson): [when asked about Nurse Ratched] Well, that fucking Nurse, man. She, uh, she ain’t honest.
Dr. Spivey: Oh now, look. Miss Ratched’s one of the finest nurses we’ve got in this institution.
McMurphy: Ha! Well I don’t wanna break up the meeting or nothing, but she’s something of a cunt, ain’t she, Doc?
Dr. Spivey: How do you mean that?

McMurphy: She likes a rigged game, you know what I mean?


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