“Evidence That You’ve Had a Good Life”:

 [Originally posted June, 2012]

This was a real treat: When I was visi­ting my mother’s house last week I went and dug up some of my old dra­wings from the attic, where I had left them for safe keeping.

What I’d for­got­ten was JUST how many I had left there. There were thou­sands of them, drawn over a period of six or seven years. THOUSANDS.

Sud­denly, loo­king there at the huge pile of business-card wallets lying there on the desk, I sud­denly rea­li­zed… I did it. I had crea­ted a body of work. Seriously.

It was a great fee­ling. Sud­denly I felt that I finally had evi­dence here and now that, no mat­ter what hap­pens from now on, regard­less, it’s been a good life. It’s been a good fight.

I felt so thankful.

That’s all we all really want, at the end of the day. Evi­dence. And gratitude.


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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

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His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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