i sang this in my head a lot during vipassana.
"the measure of intelligence is the ability to change." - albert einstein
its powerful argument is essentially, “liz lemon is who the world wants you to be. leslie knope is who you should aim to be.”
truthfully, i watched both shows and didn’t think too deeply about either. they were just delicious, 20-minute, weekly laughter therapy sessions. (i know parks and rec is still on, i just cut down on tv)
if forced to choose, jack donaghy (30 rock) and ron swanson (parks and rec) were my favorite characters. (have i mentioned i don’t like following rules?)
but i recognize i’m probably an exception. i get her point and am not here as a hair-splitting monster. it’s unfortunate women reduce themselves, ala liz lemon, but it’s a conscious choice. every. single. time.
here’s the writer’s twitter account. i’d follow her if i had an account/could deal with the gross interface.
the 100 day challenge! i am so excited about this. here’s how it works:
- you choose an action to repeat daily for 100 days
- document each repetition with a photograph or video
- post them to instagram
read more about it on thegreatdiscontent.com.
i haven’t decided yet, but think i might need to dance or draw my dreams every day for 100 days. it doesn't start until april, so you've got time and thus, no excuses for not participating.