Stay Permanently Confused

The penetrating American writer George Saunders has a new book of stories, Tenth of December, and it could be one for the collection.

A friend of mine just sent me a great Saunders line from the end of a 2005 article he wrote for GQ on the pleasures and paradoxes of Dubai, a place I know well and am a big fan of. It’s as good a piece of advice as any on how to look out on each new day.

Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.

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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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