Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Karma is real.

2 comments:

Rick said...

I know, right?!

It's like Liam Carter said to Bob Dylan in the early 60's:

"Remember, Bob. No fear. No ego. No meanness."

Even though writing is who we are. It's also what we do. So be nice.
Ideas live and ideas die, but you don't sit down next to an idea at the bar at the end of the day. No hard feelings. Ever.

Lauren said...

There was a moment on Monday evening, just before The Patriot copywriters went into panel, when I noticed something that made me proud.

In the middle of that last minute frenzy, people were pitching in. AD's who hadn't slept in two (or more) days were listening to CW's bark last minute changes, then making them, with nary a murder committed. Folks were mounting things for each other, passing around community copy cards, helping to build last minute pieces. More than one person was talked down from the proverbial belltower. I stopped for a second and just watched it. It was like one of those movie scenes where everything slows down so you can notice an important detail, then speeds back up again. It was foreshadowing, I think.

Talent is important. The work is important. Kudos, recognition and awards... all important.

But being a good person is important, too. Working hard and being a generous partner- really f-ing important (and terribly un-sexy.) I hope that none of us will forget that. I worry that some of us will.