It is impossible to be taken seriously in shorts. No one has ever cared about anything said by a man in shorts.
Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet, that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job, I don't know what I'd do.
Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.
Seriously, who really cares how long the Nile river is, or who was the first to discover cheese? How is memorizing that ever going to help anyone? Instead, we need to give kids projects that allow them to exercise their minds and discover things for themselves.
Here is an entirely banal idea that I think has the potential to change the world: Take evidence seriously. Taking evidence seriously does not mean privileging numbers over all other forms of knowledge - theories, narratives, images. Nor does it mean the kind of radical skepticism that questions everything to the point where no action is possible.
You have to take it seriously that the economy is in crisis.
There's no one on this earth taken less seriously in a leadership context than a young woman - everything is against you.
Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
The Senate should refuse to confirm nominees who do not take Congressional power seriously.
To be rejected on account of old age may or may not feel the same as being rejected on the basis of race or sex. But it is clearly unjust and dehumanizing, and the law should take it more seriously than it does.