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I was delighted to find that the last paragraph of this Harold Ramis quote is one of my very own personal mantras. It is how I live my life EVERY FUCKING MINUTE OF EVERY FUCKING DAY:

And lastly, my very own personal mantra — how I live my life EVERY FUCKING MINUTE OF EVERY FUCKING DAY:

“Build alliances with HONEST, CREATIVE, INTERESTING, TALENTED, GENEROUS, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE — verily SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES.

Believe in YOURSELF.

Believe in THEM.

DON’T EVER COMPETE WITH ANYBODY BUT YOURSELF.

Never be small, petty, undermining, or envious — and immediately cut out of your life, like a goddamned cancer, ANYONE WHO IS.

Reciprocity, communion, inspiration, support — let these be the words that guide and compel you.

And ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS celebrate, WITH ALL YOUR HEART, the great fortunes of others. Know that there is room enough at The Table for ALL who wish to be there and are willing to work for it.

Now…open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart, open your throttle…AND GET YOUR ASS OUT THERE AND FUCKING WORK FOR IT.

I’ll meet you at The Table.”

 

That’s it. It’s really that simple. Do these things, and your life will be extraordinary…just like Harold Ramis’ was.

THIS MAN WAS A GOD:

“You have to live your life with a certain blind confidence that if it’s your destiny to succeed at these things, it will happen, if you just continue to follow a straight path, to do your work as conscientiously and as creatively as you can, and to just stay open to all opportunity and experience. There’s a performing motto at Second City…to say yes instead of no. It’s actually an improvisational rule…It’s about supporting the other person. And the corollary to that is if you concentrate on making other people look good, then we all have the potential to look good. If you’re just worried about yourself—How am I doing? How am I doing?—which is kind of a refrain in Hollywood, you know, people are desperately trying to make their careers in isolation, independent of everyone around them.

And I’ve always found that my career happened as a result of a tremendous synergy of all the talented people I’ve worked with, all helping each other, all connecting, and reconnecting in different combinations. So…identify talented people around you and then instead of going into competition with them, or trying to wipe them out, make alliances, make creative friendships that allow you and your friends to grow together, because someday your friend is going to be sitting across a desk from you running a movie studio.” — Harold Ramis

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About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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