Designing for a Product Company
Recently I’ve been working on building a set of design standards for the company I work for, Zaarly. A design palette we can pull from to quickly build features that are consistent with the rest of our app. This is a pretty common practice. But I soon realized that design standards that are appropriate in the app may not necessarily be appropriate in our marketing materials. The intensions are different. So I began looking around and noticed how other product companies treat their marketing design and their product design. Though they speak to the same brand, the styles and layouts can be very different. So my theory looks something like this:
Stop Being Arrogant
The only way to win someone over in an argument is through humility and empathy. No one has ever been convincing through cruelty or arrogance.
I’m astounded at how people challenge bigoted and hateful people with bigotry and hate. They’re doing nothing but perpetuating the same vicious cycle. The only way to win someone’s heart over is through humility and empathy. If you are incapable of understanding someone and their needs, then whatever tactics you try will be completely ineffective.
Humility is not a form of self debasement. Humility is valuing other people as much if not more than yourself. A humble person pursues justice, truth, love, and compassion no matter the cost to himself. Therefore, humility is incapable of bigotry.
The opposite of humility is arrogance. An arrogant person desires to serve no one other than himself. They value no one more. These are the people capable of bigotry and hate no matter which side they’re defending. And ironically, an arrogant person is also the most insecure. They refuse to assess and challenge their own opinions, thoughts, and beliefs because the outcome may not serve them the way they want.
So stop being arrogant. Stop debating with cruelty and bigotry. Everyone! Stop it!
Only way to win someone over in an argument is through humility and empathy. No one has ever been convincing through cruelty or arrogance.