Do these things really work?
The most important part of Attitude is U (Thanks Garfield)
We can only see with open eyes
We can only listen with open ears.
We can only think with open minds.
(Man silhouetted by a sunset)
You never know how much you CAN do until you TRY.
To be a winner, give all you've got. (Girl kicking a soccer ball)
Take your best shot. (Girl holding a basketball)
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't make them ALL yourself. (Oh, what a cute polar bear slipping on the ice...didn't he see the sign that said "Watch for ICE"?)
Be Yourself! (Giraffe among zebras)
dreams. (Locker room with a Notre Dame Player, maybe it's Jimmie Clauson)
If you want to be happy for an hour
GO WATCH T.V.
If you want to be happy for a day,
GO TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime,
GO OUT AND HELP OTHERS.
will be simple.
Those were the signs hung in the classroom I subbed in today. And so far, I don't have much confidence in them. I saw kids with piss poor attitudes, I say lots of kids give up and quit trying on their test. Very few of them were trying to be unique, and I have a hard time believing that most of them were giving it all they had.
It's not just the over simplified inspirations either. The graphics themselves are so trite and cliched, that they mock themselves for lacking any creativity whatsoever.
Maybe I'm wrong, maybe they inspire left and right. Personally, I like these better: