Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pretty Words

There are days when I'm certain the phrase "it's not what you say, it's what you do" should be tattooed on my forehead. It seems so simple but maybe its my unlucky draw, but somehow it feels like I find myself constantly faced with people who have a real disconnect between words and deeds.

For some, pretty words are enough. But I find more often than not, pretty words obscure the mess. Pretty words hide the pattern of behavior. Pretty words are like The Emperor's New Clothes. Sure, they sound good, but really, there's nothing there.

I don't need pretty, I need meaningful.
I don't need hollow, I need resonant.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
And then, just do it.

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