Inspired by an anecdote involving Dr. Seuss. It goes like this:
Years back, Dr. Seuss was challenged by a publisher to write a book in one hundred words or less. He did it in fifty. It was called Green Eggs and Ham. In it, every word is monosyllabic–every word except one.
"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I am. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere."
"Anywhere" is a break from monotony. It's something different. And it was a simple reminder for us to make the mundane magical.
Today, things are moving quickly. We're increasingly isolated–by technology, city life, social systems, ego. Even still, we seek meaningful connections–those that help us remember that we're not alone; that all of us are stronger than any one of us.
We search for spaces that lift us up and make us feel safe–those that celebrate childlike wonder and magic.
Anywhere are experimental spaces that deepen connections, encourage play, and help us remember what's core to human experience. They are there to inspire, heal, and transform. And they all begin by bringing shiny people together.
1. Strangers are just friends you haven't yet met.
2. True strength comes from vulnerability.
3. Connection happens when you disconnect.
4. Being uncomfortable makes for a new comfortable.
5. Everyone has a powerful story to tell.
6. Safe space breeds creativity, imagination, and co-creation.