To name a few. The thing is— each of those items have consumers. They could invent the thing but if no one bought it or used it or consumed it— then, who cares, right? So, if I am really going to hate authentically, I have to extend it to all those who purchase those inventions. And dear lord, I have no time to blog– something I actually enjoy– so there is definitely no time for me to invest in hating.
Plus, hating is silly. It really is. My only job is to live my life well — point finale.
or sit on a stone wall and watch the sunset,
or spend the whole weekend rereading Chekhov stories —
to know that we are doing what we’re supposed to be doing —
is the deepest form of permission in our creative lives.
~ Dani Shapiro (via Myth & Moor)
*Regarding the shift toward more salt, sugar, and fat in meals for kids, Geoffrey Bible, former C.E.O. of Philip Morris (prior owner of Kraft Foods), remarked that he read an article that said: “If you take Lunchables apart, the most healthy item in it is the napkin.”