Adam Thoughts #26.

December 18, 2013 in Adam Thoughts, Explaining Adam by Adam Dunlap

All thoughts are original unless noted otherwise :-)

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People will do a lot more for friendship than they will for money.

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Everyone invests in the future. It’s only a question of what you see potential in and how much you see.

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When I say I have more money than I know what to do with, it’s more of an attack on my creativity than it is me bragging about my bank account.

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Don’t judge me for what I’ve done until you know why I did it.

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What I have done few can fathom. For as every great man, I receded into the recesses of my mind to discover greatness.

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Text: And then Nick had this Christmas party on Saturday which was a blast! And this girl wouldn’t leave me alone and she wanted to take me home and let me have my way with her… But that’s not really my style either, so I just went to WinCo instead and bought Christmas candy.

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Stand up for what you want. F*ck the rest.

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I’ll never forget that day – the most shockingly disappointing moment of my life.

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For the record, I had never pulled a convincing 24 hour day in my life (no sleep for 24 hours). Now in the last 12 days I’ve done three.

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I don’t want to eat a full banana. I want to eat half of a banana twice.

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I like Under Armour’s marketing, but their logo just sucks. Who wants to wear that on their clothing? Only if you pay me. It’s just not cool.

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I’ll say it again. Pay attention. PMPD.

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Take Flight – Voted the best clothing company of all time. By the people that matter.

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Authentic creativity can only come when you either have nothing or came from nothing.

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Hanging out with my boy, Krampus!

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Learn how each person as an individual communicates. Then meet them at that level.

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“We have nothing to lose except everything, so let us go ahead.” -Albert Camus

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Go to an international soccer game. Watch what the fans do when someone scores. Do you ever see emotion like that anywhere else in the world? And that’s why people like sports.

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Diminishing returns is a well known concept in business. There is also something called diminishing ramifications. But if you look it up Google you won’t find it. That’s because I discovered it, and I haven’t taught anyone about it yet.

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In the future when people ask me how I became famous and made my millions, I’ll shrug and say, “I just did it,” because that’s exactly what I did. When, however, people ask me about other accomplishments in my life, I’ll have very detailed answers. That’s because for me, those other accomplishments were the hard things.

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People tend to think of experiences in a fleeting way such as, “I want to ride a roller coaster,” “I want to sky dive,” “I want to go to that concert.” But to experience something means often having a long experience. “I want to suffer for ten years and then make it big.” “I want to experience being married to the same person for 20 years.” “I want to know what it’s like to spend a lifetime as that race.” This is true experience. And yes, the ultimate culmination of these experiences often come together in a moment. But each experience itself is its own, and we can’t forget that either.

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One day I’m going to make a traditional bucket list, meaning I’m going to list out all the things I want to do before leaving. The difference, however, between my list and what others write is that everything on my list will be things for me and my wife to do together.

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I’m the pants maker. Think about it – without people like me no one would have any pants! Love me or hate me, I clearly play a very important role in society.

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