This is an “emo” blog post, interjected with pictures and recipes of donuts.  Yes, these are further signs of my brain’s disorganization.  I am sorry, world.  Maybe I thought the donut recipes would somehow make the post more useful. Or less dramatic.

(All quotes from other blogs in italics)

I miss gogosi.

You carry your wound. With the ego, your whole being is a wound. And you carry it around. Nobody is interested in hurting you, nobody is positively waiting to hurt you; everybody is engaged in safeguarding his own wound. Who has got the energy? But still it happens, because you are so ready to be wounded, so ready, just waiting on the brink for anything. You cannot touch a man of Tao. Why? – because there is no one to be touched. There is no wound. He is healthy, healed, whole. This word whole is beautiful. The word heal comes from the whole, and the word holy also comes from the whole. He is whole, healed, holy. Be aware of your wound. Dont help it to grow, let it be healed; and it will be healed only when you move to the roots. The less the head, the more the wound will heal; with no head there is no wound. Live a headless life. Move as a total being, and accept things. Just for twenty-four hours, try it – total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Someone insults you, accept it; dont react, and see what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before. Osho

“It is important to notice when people do not speak to you from their higher selves. Respond to them with compassion, as you would respond to a small child who did not know any better. People cannot hurt you; only you can choose to hurt yourself by your response to them. This gives you the ultimate power to control the world you experience. If you are able to choose your responses, you can choose to feel joy and peace, and thus change your world.”


What’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody does or says something that tempts us to close our hearts because their heart was closed. That is hard. But that is also how we grow. We go through those circumstances in order to evolve into people who can hold to our loving center no matter what the world throws us. Marianne Williamson

Taylor Swift summing up a blogger’s main concern (My opinion):

On her fear that listeners won’t connect with her songs: “That’s definitely a nightmare that I wake up from sometimes. Saying things in songs that people will care about is my biggest hope, and saying things that nobody will care about is my biggest fear.” – Taylor Swift


4 thoughts on “donuts!

  1. Great visuals on this post, especially the lemons and limes, and not being a fast food fan, the dunkin donuts look amazing. WordPress allows 3 comment strings so I had to reply here.

    Thanks for the comments on my frameworks! I have been fascinated by the clarity of putting things into four-by-four matrices, which is what motivates me to create them for my own consumer research. I think the key for me is to have very organized methods of relaying the findings to a person who may not know what I’m talking about, but can see (visually) what I’m saying clearly. Funnily enough, I’m not even directly related to my field, but its still somewhat in line, and what I have a deep affinity for.

    Do let me know if you ever want to swap thoughts, I’d be happy to learn and assist at once. I have many many more that I have in mind too, based on things I find out.

    If you are interested and haven’t browsed already, some of my other frameworks are here:

    An obscure one on fashion (this was when I was still learning, you might say) Velcro or Buttons?

    The evolution of ice cream over time: Where’s my ice cream again, mommy?

    Cyclic thoughts of a shopping experience (its also a framework) A Complex Shopping Trip: The Challenges of Consumer Behavior

    A cool one thats my current favorite, not by me: The Lovemark Framework

    Many more to come!

    1. Thanks for the links! I got to check the ice cream one out since it’s close to my heart, too! haha
      I’ll go check out the Lovemark one, thanks! I’ve heard of the “lovemarks” concept before too, and it was pretty interesting.
      It’s great that you get to follow through and really delve into your interest even if it isn’t your line of work. Sure, if ever I get to think of anything that might lead to a framework, I’ll surely ask you for advice. Right now, I’m reading Unfolding the Napkin, which is about visual thinking applied to data (since I’m not good at that at all).
      Oh, and I just wanted to clarify that those aren’t pictures I took, they’re collected from the net (the links are embedded in the images). I just want to be able to properly reference the people who took those great pictures, so people get to give them their due credit:)

  2. Thanks for liking them! I was referred to Unfolding the Napkin but never read it – do let me know if you found it useful and I’ll pick it up for sure!

    Yeah its not directly in line but hopefully will be in some time 🙂 I think strategy and marketing-wise, so hence the clarity. Sure, it would be great to connect anytime! Feel free to drop me a line.

    if you’re on twitter you can follow me as I tweet a lot about marketing and consumer research,

    1. Unfolding the Napkin is pretty helpful for me, since I have trouble synthesizing large amounts of data. But, I’m not sure if it’ll still be helpful for you, since you already have experience in constructing frameworks.
      Cool, goodluck with the career transition! I realized that it’s a bit hard for me to post about consumer insight analysis since I might get in trouble with my company, since I already work in the industry.
      I don’t have a twitter account yet, so for now I’ll just update myself with your wordpress blog 🙂 Thanks again for all the advice!

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