Advice... I always welcome advice from those who care and those who have experience. The following are points taken from Frank Chimero's advice, that stuck out to me or just things I want to carry with me:
+ Quiet is always an option, even if everyone is yelling.
+ Thoughtfulness is free and burns on time and empathy: You may not be as skillful with the software or techniques or be able to afford all the cool gadgets, but "beat them by being more thoughtful".
+ Develop a point of view: Think about experiences you have and others don't then vice versa. Then combine or mash them up to try and make them "cry or laugh or feel understood".
+ When you’re aimlessly pushing things around on a computer screen, print it out and push it around in real space: This is great, and something I never thought of. If it is going to live beyond digital it should be tested and manipulated in the space that it will live in.
+ 'When you ride the bus, imagine that you are looking at everything from the point of view of someone else on the ride.'
In the end I just think all you really have is perspective that of yourself or others. Nothing really changes but perspective.
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