I don’t want to see everything. I don’t want everything sharp. I want a painting. I think there should be distance between an audience and what they’re watching on the screen. I don’t want reality. Somebody can say, oh, it looks so real. Well, dammit, it’s not real. It’s a story. I don’t want to blend the two, I want distance between me and what I’m watching on the screen. Otherwise there’s no magic there. And I think that’s probably what’s missing a lot now, no magic.
This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Many social networks have been built upon spam loopholes, gimmicks, and seedy use cases. That was never the case with Pinterest, who showed up fashionably late to the social network party, and did so with total style. Despite its success, the company’s founders keep a low profile and spend their days building. And if all of this gushing praise sounds a bit far fetched — then, fine, guilty as charged. Because there are few Silicon Valley companies that deserve to get more and more favorable attention than they already do. Pinterest is one of them.