Hey there! Brian Dys here — I’m a visual and visceral person at heart. Ever since my mom lent me her old film camera, I fell in love with photography. All of my creative musings were exemplified by my second brain, the computer. This journey is a topsy-turvy ride of creative pursuits — from electronic music to UX design.
I enjoy every dull and wild moments of it — yes, this life of mine that I share with a woman named Jaycelle and a boy named Bryce. Take a peek into my kaleidoscope!
Technician (T): Mr. Whipple, have you looked around this place lately?
Mr. Whipple (W): Looked around?
T: The cafeteria, for example. It’s like a cave. Not a soul in there. Just a few vending machines and music coming thru a loud speaker. You walked around the parking lot? It’s a dessert. No cars, no people.
W: How very enlightening!
T: This place has every thing now in the way of efficiency. But do you know what it lacks?
W: Don’t tell me.
T: Voices. Laughter. Just whatever it is that makes people feel for people. That’s what it lacks! This is a lousy place to work in, Mr. Whipple.
(Excerpt from the dialogue of Mr. Whipple and the Technician.)
There are many bromides applicable here. Too much of a good thing, tiger by the tail, as you sow so shall you reap.
The point is that too often, man becomes clever instead of becoming wise. He becomes inventive but not thoughtful. And sometimes, as in the case of Mr. Whipple, he can create himself right out of existence.
Tonight’s tale of oddness and obsolescence from the Twilight Zone.
Excited for new things to learn and at the same time at a loss – that’s how I am facing tougher times and bigger challenges for the idea that my colleagues and I are nurturing. Or should I accurately say, battering?
Oh yes. Beating and battering. As quoted by Professor Richard Cruz, great philosopher Michael Gerard Tyson said,
Everybody’s got a plan… until they get punched in the face.
That’s the watered-down quote that is apt in preparing startup founders who will face investors in the ring. Here’s the original in all its wisdom:
Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit in the mouth. Watch what you say and who you say it to today. pic.twitter.com/DYiQO11Wpj