And of course, it’s not a Boston blizzard blog post without the requisite parking space saver photo:
Don’t be the standard. Be the paradigm
I’m a big Seinfeld fan. The show was funny because the situations were realistic and the dialogue was similar to what we all wanted to say (if we were funny). It not only set the new standard on comedy, but it became “the new paradigm”, the model by which all others try to replicate. Over time, the paradigm becomes the new standard (i.e. copycats). That’s when new paradigms emerge to set the new standards.
That concept is explained in one part of the season finale of Jerry Seinfeld’s Web-series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. In this episode, Jerry reconnects with Michael Richards (Kramer), who had fallen off the radar since his unfortunate racist rant onstage during a performance from a few years ago that almost ended his career.
Looks like Michael Richards is back in action. He didn’t accept accept failure as the game ender. He just used it as an opportunity to learn and get ready for his next shot.
PS– Speaking of shots…The Walking Dead is back tonight. And if you just realized that from this post…then I have done my job.
James K. Kim
James "Jim" Kim is a commercial real estate agent with Cushman & Wakefield / Pyramid Brokerage Company in the Capital Region of New York, specializing in retail, office, and industrial tenant and landlord representation.