- The interviewee of this podcast episode (Stanton) is one of the wisest, most heartfelt, and enlightened people I’ve ever heard speak. He created the wildly popular blog Humans of New York, which is one of the most widely read photography/biography blogs of all time. Stanton creates Humans of New York by approaching random strangers on the street, photographing them, and then interviewing them about their lives.
- I’ve learned more from reading this blog than I have from reading just about anything else.
- If you want to listen to the interview, click on the link. I’m also going to include a few excerpts from the episode below:
Quotes of the Week
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Real intelligence is a creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts. The slow thinker who can finally come up with an idea of his own is more important to the world than a walking encyclopedia who hasn’t learned how to use this information productively.”
– Susan Weinbrenner
“Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.”
– Henry David Thoreau
People use the phrases “have to do” and “had to do” far too often. “You have to do Y.” “I had to do X.” Most of the time when these statements are used, the more accurate statements would be, “I want you to do X,” or “I think that you should do Y.” Or, “Well everyone says that you have to do Y, and I’m just going with what they say.”
One of the best skills a person can have is the ability to drive home their points by using questions instead of statements.
The more you learn and grow, the less you are troubled by petty things.
Throw yourself into the storm. There’s a chance that it will kill you. But there is also a chance that it will instead kill those things within you that make living unbearable.
Photo of the Week
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