Adam Thoughts #282.

September 8, 2018 in , Adam Thoughts by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original unless quoted.

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I’ve been rocking white tees since before I knew they were cool.

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Compelling.

[More Jordan Peterson]

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Have your own experience.

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It’s not an audition, it’s a discussion.

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You’re not trying to get a role. You’re trying to help the collaborative process find the right person for the role. You’re a servant.

In this way, in the service of art, it is your duty to give them a strong take. In this way, in the service of art, it is your duty to give them an interesting take. In this way, in the service of art, it is your duty to give them a powerful take. You have to give them something new and exciting because this feeds the industry and the projects, even when you’re not on them.

To audition for a project is to say, “I helped that project evolve.” To audition for a project is to say, “I helped collaborate on that project. In an infinitesimally small way, yes, but none the less I was involved. And without me it’s possible that the project would have been different.” But that’s only true IF you give a powerful take.

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Stay free. Keep your opinions.

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Avoid the neurotic customers.

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I moonlight as a shoe designer. Kind of.

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I knew Adam when…

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Shakespeare on the jetty. I’ll show you the way.

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It’s addictive which makes you money, but that hurts people in so many ways (relationships, attention spans etc). Also, your algorithms reinforce paradigms which lead to polarity when people think no one has opposing views. These have led to huge division in society. Since going corporate, the push for higher profits has hurt society by putting money over society and people. It’s shameful.

[My views on Facebook. It isn’t good for society.]

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Eat a quarter watermelon without worrying about it getting on your face. Now that’s an experience.

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Don’t confuse wisdom with rules.

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Having someone love you gives you the courage to be who you are.

That’s why self- love is so important.

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This guy is cool. Very self-aware.

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Cool. Zayne has style.

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It is not a jury’s job to apply the law. It is a jury’s job to decide what to do in the situation. The jury is the last line of defense against unrealistic government that coheres people to stand against each other. The jury has an obligation to think freely.

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Be careful not to confuse a lack of short term results with intelligence.

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Find the people everyone hates, and get on their good side.

Like the NFL officials.

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Make it your life. It’s the only way. You have to go further than everyone else. Connor McGregor. John Randall. DDL. It can’t ever stop. Then it becomes you.

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Throwback.

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If you don’t think I’m a star, you’re crazy.  The more time passes, the higher the water line rises behind the dam.

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Maybe I lost my touch.

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Every problem has a solution. That’s why it’s a problem. Otherwise it would just be. The question demands an answer. That’s why it is a question. There has to be an answer, you just have to find it.

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Two recurring dreams.

Cars. Basketball.

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Is it cause and effect, or just cause? Is it synchronicity and good timing, or cause?

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I knew I was looking for gold. The expectations were set right, and I didn’t get discouraged. And when I did, I just kept moving.

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Would you think I was smarter if I had a million dollars? Is that how this goes? What if I had 100 million?

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Friends leaving me for the other side hurts me much more than going myself. I have no fear of the latter. What an adventure.

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Fame has gotten boring. It has gotten cliché. It has codified over the years as all things do into a system/program. We need someone to mix it up again. That’s where I come in.

I don’t need fame. Fame needs me.

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It’s easy to be happy when your needs are taken care of. I’m glad I proved my disposition before I made it.

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Marketing will only take you so far. You have to have a good product. You have to create value. Unless you have a monopoly.

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I knew Adam when…

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To be fully spiritually enlightened is to be unaffected. Whats the fun in that?

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If you miss it’s because you aimed too high. If you hit, then it was only because of your aim. No matter the outcome, you did what you had to do.

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This song got me through the week. It was on repeat for 3 days straight. I’ve never had a song last that long. Probably because I didn’t sleep.

[benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid – Eastside (official video)]