it doesn’t matter what you think

Some design wisdom from Milton Glaser:

“Last year someone gave me a charming book by Roger Rosenblatt called ‘Ageing Gracefully’. I got it on my birthday. I did not appreciate the title at the time but it contains a series of rules for ageing gracefully. The first rule is the best. Rule number one is that ‘it doesn’t matter.’ ‘It doesn’t matter what you think. Follow this rule and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late or early, if you are here or there, if you said it or didn’t say it, if you are clever or if you were stupid. If you were having a bad hair day or a no hair day or if your boss looks at you cockeyed or your boyfriend or girlfriend looks at you cockeyed, if you are cockeyed. If you don’t get that promotion or prize or house or if you do – it doesn’t matter.’ Wisdom at last.

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  1. I came upon your page,

    when, in an epiphany of sorts, I Googled “It doesn’t matter what you think.” In light of the best stuff we ultimately don’t know – like where we came from and where we’re going – I find Milton Glaser’s Wisdom effective in Calming the Mind and inducing Spiritual Bliss.

    I sound like some kind of Zen Master. Mastery I have none, I assure you, but no doubt I have long been aspiring to this wisdom.