“Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can do with that there is”
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
Henry David Thoreau
Today, I know nothing of humility
I know nothing of gratitude.
Today, I know only anger
I feel only fear.
Today, I will look for Peace
I will call upon my own God.
Today, I will lend my back
I will offer my hand.
Tonight, I will sleep well.
Tomorrow, I will grow.
by Mark Abouzeid
“Defending without listening is the last act of a defeated man.” Mark Abouzeid.
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost
“Young people are no more naturally selfish, than old people are naturally wise.” Susanna Tamaro.
“Life is not a race but an archery contest. Saving time counts for nothing; what matters is hitting the bullseye.” Unkown.
“Looking for light in this world is like looking for light in a bucket of mud (his metaphor for sh*t). Even if it exists, you will never know. The mud envelopes the light, envelopes you, and fills all the space between. Any impact the light might have is minimal. The mud is all there is, don’t waste your time looking for more.”
“Your story only needs to do one thing. It needs to give people a reason to care. If you stop trying to convince people to think differently, but change how people feel, then you have told your story well!” Mark Abouzeid
Most people know how to tell a good story, especially if it is their own. Our experiences have tastes, smells, sights, sounds and more from which to draw. Emotions are felt again, then shared, connecting us with our listeners. When we tell the stories of others, we often lose this connection.
In this workshop, you will learn the empathy needed to share amazing stories with the same fullness as your own. You will learn the fundamental rule of SlowMedia work: you cannot share an emotion until you actually have experienced it yourself.