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The Shortest Post… Six Word Memoirs

Brevity can be the kind of constraint that produces creativity.  For your next post, I want you to do this fun exercise: write your life memoir (actual or aspirational) in six words. No more, no less.

This is inspired by a book of famous people’s six word memoirs.  Like Stephen Colbert’s :”Well, I thought it was funny.”  Or singer Aimee Mann: “Couldn’t cope, so I wrote songs.”

To write yours, open this post, and add yours to the list (this way we can see all of them easily).  Like so:

Jordi: “Jesting while jousting the stubborn world.”  Also: “I don’t have time for assholes.”

Dana: “I am woman, hear me roar”

Derek: “Past experiences are ones never lost”

Joey: “Strike while the iron is hot.”

Catherine: “She killed him, I’ll kill her.”

Caitlin: “I wanted to do it all.”

Jenna: “I am wandering, but not lost.”

Patrick: “Only the strong will survive life.”

Amanda: “Self-discipline and karma get me places.”

Lauren M: “Living to learn and discover myself.”

Alyssa: “I did, I want, I will.”

Lauren D: “Why not? Just go for it.”

Ben: “Sometimes lazy, sometimes working, always scheming.”

Beth: “Believed she could, so she did”

Ryan: “Who am I? Well, I am…”


About Jordi

I am an assistant professor in the Management School at Bucknell University. I specialize in organization theory, social networks, and studying the network society. I have three children, including twins. They love bouncing on the couch, legos, music, and my waffles. My wife teaches English at the same university. I am interested in most things, but these days, networks, social entrepreneurs, the environment, innovation, and virtual worlds. Finding Hidden Abodes and Shaking Iron Cages since 1972


13 thoughts on “The Shortest Post… Six Word Memoirs

  1. Perfect Dana.

    Posted by Jordi | April 16, 2012, 5:46 pm
  2. Haha Catherine, so violent…

    Posted by Caitlin H. | April 16, 2012, 9:14 pm
  3. I had two. You realize that. Youa re joking me, right?

    Posted by Jordi | April 16, 2012, 9:34 pm
  4. Catherine- you killed him? Maybe I don’t want to know. Eating your husband is very efficient. Preying mantis eats her spouse after.

    Posted by Jordi | April 16, 2012, 9:49 pm
  5. Oh, Jenna. Good. I may steal that one.

    Posted by Jordi | April 16, 2012, 9:50 pm
  6. Which Lauren?

    Posted by Jordi | April 17, 2012, 11:08 am
  7. You can scheme while being lazy? That I want to see.

    Posted by Jordi | April 17, 2012, 5:03 pm
  8. Another one for me.

    Good ideas>time to realize all.

    Posted by Jordi | April 18, 2012, 10:19 am

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