You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.— Henry Ford
Keep Your Name Clean
The voice of reason, Patti Smith shares her most favorite piece of advice on preserving your reputation—and the difference between making an honest mistake, and doing something you know in your heart is wrong.
Reputations are like shadows—we’ve all got one and they follow us around our whole lives. (Unless you’re Peter Pan.) Here’s how to build one you’re proud of so your constant companion is more of a spotlight than a dark storm cloud.
Speaking of William Burroughs (NSFW), it seems as if the next generation of the Beat Generation is on the rise. Movement-driven Millennials are picking up where the Beatniks left off, and giving activism their own little twist. Take a look at how the focus on sharing extraordinary experiences has become the “modern day hitchhiking.” (Just much safer.) #ThumbsUp
If you’re anything like us, you can’t get enough of Patti Smith and her infinite wisdom. (We’d read her grocery list if we could, tbh.) So if you’re looking for more, take a look at her step-by-step guide on writing poetry—and why it’s one of the purest methods of communication.