July 12, 2006

Sincerity Is Overrated

Andy Monfried says...
    "I've been blessed, and had the good fortune to work alongside some VERY passionate, smart, caring, and most of all --- sincere people. I write about that fact--- it is included in my profile to the right of this post....it's a big part of who I am."

Good for him. As for me, I have definitely seen my share of talent, passion, and ambition, but I have also been witness to just as much debauchery, apathy, and opportunism. Those dark attributes have greatly influenced how I process the world.

The world is filled with awe-inspiring, captivating, and marvelous people, places, things, and ideas. They deserve attention - to have people wrap their hands, eyes, and minds around them. My experience, however, teaches me that there is an unfortunately substantial amount of people and organizations out there ready and willing to exploit those wonders and use them for purposes misaligned with the general good of human kind - using them only for their selfish gratification.

Be careful what you put into the world and how you do it. Ideas, like children, will represent you long after you have stopped involving yourself in their upbringing.

"Happiness - We're All In It Together!" (Billboard displayed in the movie Brazil.)