Thursday, January 30, 2014

Style. That’s what people remember.

People will remember things for different reasons; sometimes good, sometimes bad. But when it comes to making an impression on the world, especially in a time when very little is new and unique, all it takes is a little style and technique.

Terry Pratchett, an American novelist, once said, “If cats looked like frogs, we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.” That pretty much says it all. Looking at a cat, whether you like them or not, one can’t help but notice and admire their elegance, their graceful movements, their inherent style. Even when they’re doing something like licking themselves, it’s not disgusting in light of the poised manner they do it in.

Even the way that cats play with their prey doesn’t really seem like something pitiless and ruthless, but a catch that takes precision. And toying with that prey – not enough to kill it – is quite an act to watch.

Most of us have something that makes us stand out from others. Isn’t that what’s so great about being individuals? We don’t have to mould our uniqueness, we should just find that something that we do a little differently, in a style that no one else does, and let that be what people remember about us.

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