The Quality of Your Life Depends on This

Adrian S. Potter
4 min readFeb 11, 2024

Monitor what you decide to put out into this world.

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The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

David Brooks is a journalist, author, and commentator known for insightful commentary on politics, culture, and society. Brooks gained prominence as a columnist for The New York Times and as a political analyst on PBS NewsHour.

He often offers nuanced perspectives that bridge political divides, advocating for empathy, community, and moral character in public life. Brooks also authored several books, including “The Road to Character” and “Bobos in Paradise,” which explore societal trends and values.

With a blend of intellectual rigor and an accessible writing style, Brooks has become a respected voice in American media, shaping discussions on ethics, leadership, and the human condition. His insightful quote –

“The quality of your life depends quite a bit on the quality of attention you project out onto the world.”

– is a testimonial reminding us that if we make efforts to pay attention to our surroundings and our fellow humans, it will enhance not only the lives of other people but our lives as well. Let’s break…



Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity ·