The afternoon the @Holstee manifesto found me.

There’s two kind of people in the world. Those who scribble down quotes and then those who don’t. No wait. There’s three kind of people in the world. There’s those who scribble down quotes, those who don’t and those who try to determine how many kinds of people there are in the world.

I am one of those people who scribbles down quotes. I’ve being turning my diaries and leather bound notepads into a collection of quotes and snippets of my random thoughts for quite a few years now. With the invention of the interweb and all things digital I find myself stumbling upon hundreds of great anecdotes and life sayings. But most of these are tucked away in a word doc that I save on a USB that I misplace in a location that I can’t remember.

But I remember this afternoon vividly. It was a Thursday around 3pm, I was going about my day trying to wrap up a task that I’d be working on. My brain was sort of aching for a break. It needed some juice, so I took the equivalent of the modern day smoke break and decided to check in on my social networks. I was completely unaware of the impact that this 10 minute juice break was going to have.

I was scrolling down into the deep depths of Facebook with nothing really taking my eye. Picture after picture and update after update. I was going to give up and just get back to work but then I saw it. A picture that was talking to me before I’d even read it. It was begging to be read with its clear design made up only of black and white and an intriguing font that was begging to see the light. Each and every word resonated with me. At first I was disappointed that I didn’t write it myself but then I smiled as I realised that we are not as different as we all like to think we are. There are others who aspire to live life like this. You can spot them when your travelling and tell who they are a restaurant. They are the ones with their eyes wide open and their palate experiencing a plethora of new tastes whilst they wash it down with a smile as they share this experience with a mate.

The guys at Holstee have now turned my beloved manifesto into a video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

5 Responses to “The afternoon the @Holstee manifesto found me.”

  1. judythesweetspot

    Awesome! I love this. It’s another example of making the complex simple. I’ll be sending this to all my friends! Thanks Damonn for sharing

  2. Damon Klotz

    Glad you liked it Judy! The team at @Holstee also seemed to like it and featured it on their Facebook page today which sent a couple of hundred people to the blog.

    It sums up basically everything little aspect of how I want to live my life.

  3. Mary

    Hi Damon – I have a really similar story about the Holstee manifesto. It found me late night on Stumbleupon. I felt exactly the same way…and then bought a poster – needed to see it every day. MW

    • Damon Klotz

      The poster is a common source of inspiration. It is well and truly starting to go viral. They’ve even turned it into a video recently.


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