“Impostor Syndrome is that voice inside you saying that not everything is as it seems, and it could all be lost in a moment. The people with the problem are the people who can’t hear that voice.”—apenwarr
We all know about Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flyin’, library-establishin’, Declaration-signin’, newspaper-printin’, lady-killin’ ways. But let’s celebrate some of his lesser-known but very cool contributions to society.
“Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?””—Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First”
“Not too long before the Cards crew arrived in Boston, a bizarre commercial circulated around the internet. In it, a buff man and woman in workout gear shoveled oatmeal into their mouths, letting it ooze down their toned bodies, squeezing it through their fingers like lumpy, grey-brown clay. As PAX progressed, it became apparent that Temkin was behind the stunt, which pitched the regular oatmeal as “gamer fuel” as a joke. But I witnessed at least one person come up to Temkin to tell him that the oatmeal wasn’t very good. Temkin was surprised anyone actually ate it.”—We Are All Horrible People — Kickstarter
I think Max is real smart and real funny. You should read this.