“It is not the number of positive experiences that dictate our enjoyment of life. It is the intensity with which we pay attention to them that matters.”
Taylor Swift came to a cafe in Nashville that my friend worked in. My friend served her and she was, of course, incredibly high maintenance. Before she left, she said, “Who should I make your tip out to?” My friend was confused, then realized that Taylor was leaving her an autographed photo as a tip.
Let’s all be honest here: 20-somethings have had it pretty hard when it comes to the professional world, from a recession that threatened the beginnings of our careers to student loan debt breathing down our necks.
Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because his editor said he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
My great grandmother was Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary. They were having an affair.
Sometimes I forget that these literary giants were actual people. Even the idea that Edison was behind the camera kind of gives me chills.