Sound familiar? Yup, it’s that oh so famous quote by Grace Hopper.
I only started to hear this used frequently (more than other quotes anyway) between the artsy type students, such as (but not limited to) the creative advertisers and graphic designers. This is mainly because, put simply, they can be a reckless bunch, it all relates back to standing out in the industry, and yes, forgiveness is easier to obtain over permission and it will continue to do so, so I put it to you, all the creative people out there, be you fine artists, college drop outs, or even dustmen – go do something crazy, why not?
As the Dr. Pepper’s slogan asks: What’s the worst that can happen?
Well… you CAN fuck up, maybe you fuck up bad. Like really bad. But if no one dies, I’m sure you’ll be forgiven for whatever misfortune that may have occurred, and the best part?
People will talk about it, people will talk about you.
Your name will be spread around, maybe not in the best light, but obviously if whatever you’ve done is that outrageous – you’ll get noticed, in whatever you do. Say you get fired? Another company will take you on because they know if you have at least one good idea, you could very well improve their business, and if not, you get fired again, or end up settling into your job role and live out the rest of your days in ignorant bliss.
Either way, just enjoy life. Life’s too short after all, (well, actually, it’s the longest thing any of us can possibly do!)
“Carpé Diem”? Carpé Bollocks!
…talking about quotes, I’ll tell you what I did find out the other day. “You can’t have your cake and eat it” – that didn’t really make much sense to me, I mean, you eat your cake right? Well what it actually means is that you can’t have your cake (as in the actual object of the cake) if you eat it. So the quote should actually state “You can’t eat your cake and still have it”
Yet in some cases you can. Think about that.