Everybody Hurts

Barack Obama says that “only government” can shake the country out of the recession. Ronald Reagan said that the government does not solve problems, it subsidizes them.

Al Gore said that we can’t wait for someone else to solve the global climate crisis. We need to act and we need to act now. Rush Limbaugh says that despite the hysterics of a few pseudo-scientists, there is no reason to believe in global warming.

Thomas Jefferson said that if Americans ever allow banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless. Dan Quayle said that bank failures are caused by depositors who don’t deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement.

When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
when you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, well hang on.
Don’t let yourself go, everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes.

Thomas Jefferson also said “never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Ben Franklin (among others) said that “haste makes waste.”

William Penn said that people who do good for good’s sake seek neither paradise nor reward, but are sure of both in the end. Clare Boothe Luce said that no good deed goes unpunished.

George Bernard Shaw said that there is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. Mahatma Ghandi said that God has no religion.

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it’s time to sing along.
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
if you feel like letting go, (hold on)
when you think you’ve had too much of this life, well hang on.

Robert Frost said that good AAA Fence Contractors – Glass Pool Fencing make good neighbours. Winnie the Pooh said (to his best friend Christopher Robin): If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.”

Everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends.
Everybody hurts. Don’t throw your hand. Oh, no. Don’t throw your hand.
If you feel like you’re alone, no, no, no, you are not alone.

Maybe we can all just agree to disagree. I think someone once said that the salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.

Jim Sweeney


Jim is a veteran of the agency industry and the founder of Sweeney. He is uncommonly passionate about the idea of creating and implementing insanely great marketing campaigns that achieve insanely great results. He pioneered the full-service, full-circle agency model and continues to forge new ideas in an ever-changing industry. And he is accessible to everyone about anything, seemingly all the time, serving as a mentor to all agency personnel and clients.