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Who wants some inspiration from a coffee cup? You do, I know it. [Jul. 18th, 2007|07:11 am]
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"I used to think that going to the jungle made my life an adventure. However, after years of unusual work in exotic places, I realize that it is not how far off I go or how deep into the forest I walk that gives my life meaning. I see that living life fully is what makes life - anyones life, no matter where they do or do not go - an adventure."
~ Maria Fadiman
Geographer, Ethnobotanist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Which brings us to a question.. how do you feel about motivational inspirational advertisements? Do you have a favorite to share?


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I'm a Marvel & I'm a DC
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2007-07-18 12:44 pm (UTC)
As a lifelong Marvel fan, i must say that I love that youtube. Marvel does own DC in so many respects. the only thing that DC can say is that they are home to Vertigo (which used to be excellent), and the occasional good Batman story.

and motivational inspirational advertisements make me laugh. Especially the parodies. my favorite involves hello.jpg. and no that's not work safe
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:06 am (UTC)
lol, the mock ones crack me up. ;)
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[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2007-07-18 01:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of motivational or inspirational ads because they're quite unrealistic and give some a fantasy of what is the ideal or what should be and not something based on reality.

I equate these ads with shows like "The Cosby Show", which shows the perfect family with good kids, a doctor daddy and lawyer mommy, and happiness forever. Real families aren't like that, and people can often feel deprived or think they've failed because they don't live up to the ideal.

But that's just me. Personally, if I were king, I'd outlaw inspirational bullshit ads.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:09 am (UTC)
I think they definitely have their place and can have some positive effect, but it reeeeally depends on the situationn, and the context, and those involved.
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[User Picture]From: kroker
2007-07-18 02:12 pm (UTC)
Today, I'm living life fully. In bed. Yawn.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:10 am (UTC)
Lucky ducky!
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2007-07-18 02:38 pm (UTC)
I really hate motivational sort of things. There's a lady working where I used to work and she has a sign on her desk saying "Nothing changes if nothing changes" and she certainly never does anything to change. It reminds me of the demotivational poster that says "If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon." I expect robots and phone trees to do that lady's job soon.

Also when I was living away from home nigh unto two years ago and it was discovered I had depression (good times) my sister reminded me "God don't make no junk" like THAT was supposed to just fix everything.

Oh, to live in a world where that is so (o:
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:14 am (UTC)
LOL. I love the robots one. ;)

I also love the people who are least likely to follow those posters are the ones who post them. haha. Funny.

And God Don't Make No Junk? *blinkblink*
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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2007-07-19 01:44 pm (UTC)
lol yes. My friend MaryAnne (who hates ANYTHING cheesy) and I remind each other that "God don't make no junk" quite often these days. It's wonderful (o:
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 02:21 pm (UTC)
lol. nice.
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2007-07-18 02:53 pm (UTC)
The only people I know who are inspired or motivated by inspirational/motivational advertising seem to be people so depressed and hopeless, they are looking for anything to give them hope again....

My mom buys several start-up/build-your-own business/get rich fast company self-start packets a year... real estate, website marketplaces, investments,.. whatever..

People who are desperate, people who are looking for ANY option and have lost the ability to discern reality and fantasy and think that maybe, finally, they'll be "lucky" and get rich, be happy, feel stable... whatever they need.

Personally, I think its mostly bullshit. Its easy answers to hard problems which, most of us know,.. rarely works out.

That sort of advertisement doesn't really sell anything to people who are fairly content, happy, comfortable,... they are trying to take money, take time from people who probably have the least to give up.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:19 am (UTC)
I guess for the every now and then that it does work it's worth it? But I think when it doesn't it can sprial the majority that don't get waht they're looking for into a cycle of depression.
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2007-07-19 05:50 am (UTC)
I just find it annoying and usually taking advantage of the people who really need the hope the most...

But Im sure there are cases where it is helpful and works, so,... *shrug* what can ya say? Sometimes its not as bad as you think.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 02:19 pm (UTC)
Exactly.
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From: pixiepancake
2007-07-18 05:09 pm (UTC)

more like; a rant about sbux cups

i fucking hate how that one grande cup has a bunch of spanish on it.

what the fuck, man.

i don't think they're putting it out anymore, because they rotate the cups, but god it pissed me off. i stopped ordering grandes just so i'd stop getting it.

and.. those cups.. piss me off. i wish they'd put something really thoughtful on there. and i don't see what gives starbucks the rights to play The Police and The Doors all day. i guess, a lot of money gives them the rights. either way it's weird and wrong and makes jim morrison and sting roll over in their graves, even though i'm pretty sure Sting is still alive and just wants $$$$$

i hate starbucks. but i still eat there everymorning because my dad does >:(


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From: pixiepancake
2007-07-18 05:13 pm (UTC)

more to the tune of 'inspirational sayings'

(boy i'm all fired up this morning.. probably because i hate my job and i just got off work :D) .. *ahem*:

inspirational or motivational sayings are just like crack or something. some little way to make us feel better, like putting a bandaid on a fatal wound. the problems are very real, and until we look at the problems and accept the problems, there will be no real "motivation" and no change. just circles and patting each other's backs. .. i don't know how to say what i'm trying to say i guess.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:51 am (UTC)

Re: more to the tune of 'inspirational sayings'

Ahhh. I had a feeling. :) *hugs*

I agree about the bandaid thing. Totally true.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:50 am (UTC)

Re: more like; a rant about sbux cups

lol. Awww *hugs* I think someone had a shit day, huh?

I hope it's better by the time you read this.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-07-18 06:20 pm (UTC)
Marvel all the way, for me at least.

Suddenly Seymore is awesome, btw, but my fave is Somewhere that's Green. Oh, and of course that Dentist song.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 04:52 am (UTC)
Little Shop is fab, isn't it? I love all those songs. :)

hehe, the dentist song. Hysterical.
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[User Picture]From: thebekinator
2007-07-19 02:46 pm (UTC)
I freaking love Pete's Dragon!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-07-19 02:48 pm (UTC)
=) Me too. I love that movie SOOO much.
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