Thursday, August 26, 2010


I worked for a creative director that once said: “You’re only as good as the worst piece in your portfolio”.

This simple credo also applies to the people you choose to keep in your life. The least common denominator brings you down; that shit is catching! A friend of mine said he and his wife had agreed on a No Toxic People Policy. Crazy people live to make other people crazy. Anger is contagious. Rudeness begets rude. As Abe Lincoln said, “Don’t fight with pigs. You only get dirty and the pig likes it.” Don’t wrangle, don’t stoop, don’t rescue, don’t engage – in life, online, on the street where you live.

Think of it as a colon cleanse for living. Emotional vampires, psychotics, anger blisters, perpetual victims, be gone! They sniffed you out like a raw piece of meat, find out what that’s about and put that out with the rest of the trash. Take a walk, see who’s joyful and walk alongside them. That stuff is catching, too.


  1. What about those of us who are merely grumpy, curmudgeon-y types? You know you can't resist us.

  2. I must admit, I heart curmudgeons, and those who can spell it correctly.