Seth Godin Again




"The best thing to say to an artist of any kind might be, "someday, people will think what you did is really important."

If it's popular with everyone right away, it might not be art, it might just be good marketing. But if it earns attention and respect over time, if it wins over the skeptical, then you've really created something."

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You never know, really, what the future life of a present action will be. Am I choosing to do something important with my time? Is it just urgent importance or will it have lasting importance?

Perhaps the most important thing one can do in life is to encourage another person to achieve their potential. Who were the encouragers of people that we revere, that history calls important? Perhaps they are as great as the people we know and read about. Who encouraged unlikely Abe Lincoln to continue in politics? Who supported Lister in his work to get surgeons wash their hands between surgeries with carbolic acid?

So these are the things I'm thinking about on this Easter morning. No conclusions, just thoughts, while I drink my 3rd cup of coffee. :-)

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