Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life - Rachel Carson

Monday, February 24, 2014

Don Draper - I'm late, but you're not. Good work so far.

I strive for excellence, nothing mediocre - Don Draper, this is such a beautiful quote, excellence has no rule book we are all different and wish to follow different paths but I think at the core of the subject we should all strive for perfection, and again perfection looks different to each individual. Don is such a magnetic character, I do not agree with everything he has said for example: “The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons. You're born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts. But I never forget. I'm living like there's no tomorrow, because there isn't one”, I know right how bold, dramatic and depressing. But for those of us who watch the show we clearly understand this selfish person has worked and suffered like a Mad Person. However he does act and looks like a gentleman, I personally think that’s who he truly is it’s just that he has been smashed and shattered so much, that at times he has no regards for inappropriate behavior. I find that invigorating, if you stand for something whatever that may be why take the time to listen or acknowledge what other think, they don’t comprehend what brought you to that particular decision. Have you ever had a conversation with a Superhero? And I’m referring to a real superhero not your superman action figure hahahaha, our answer will probably be NO, but, have you ever stood in the presence of a person who makes you feel like he/she is a superhero? That person makes you feel like they have no fear and can overtake anything. That’s what Don makes me feel, so in a way he classified as a Hero in my book. He earns the respect of others, by his hard working ethics,  he doesn’t just talk he walks the walk. He is intensely private! This guy can keep a secret and I’m not talking about others dirty-laundry which I’m sure he would also respect, but as a person he sure makes me wonder. Please enjoy the following video and tell me he didn’t inspire you too, if I was the VP of any of this corporations I would definitely use his expertise …  
Too Rad!!

1 comment:

LS H said...

Oh Don... what to say about Don? He is able to do and say what he desires because of the way he carries himself. Jerk? Yes, you can say "jerk," but authoritative is the main adjective. The madness he's experienced is hidden by the decision that he won't allow that same madness consume him. He likes to believe it doesn't... hence so many women and drinks. But in the end, they're not enough ... not enough to make his past completely go away.