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18 March 2011 @ 04:40 am
Feed Your Head: How To Succeed At Life Without Really Succeeding  
Today's alt-text at xkcd is even better than the strip:

I never trust anyone who's more excited about success than about doing the thing they want to be successful at.

Tube: Foot in mouthtoob on March 18th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)

If you're excited about success AT the thing you want to be successful at, how can anyone tell the difference?
Araquan Skytracer: Express shuttlearaquan on March 18th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Pretty much, yeah.

The people I've known who were very interested in success at... success... (metasuccess...?) have long amused me.

But then I guess motivational speakers and people who make motivational posters have to start somewhere right? c.c;
ebony14 on March 18th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
People who are more excited about success than doing the thing they want to be successful at are the type of people who think embarrassing yourself on reality television is a good idea.
Paka: pied crowpaka on March 18th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Which is really a lot of the weird tangle of emotions with art. I think everyone who wants to make stuff desperately wants to be successful - but ultimately everyone who's doing art wants to make stuff, and making stuff doesn't always synch up with being successful.