Roger von Oech tells us about Carl Sandburg and how good, unexpected things happen to him.

I reckon that many of the “unexpected” good things that came to Sandburg did so for two reasons: 1) he was engaged with the world, and, 2) he had put something out into the world: poems, histories, novels, service, and ideas. I believe that when a person does this, a lot of unpredictable, previously un-thought-about things can happen.

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If you do things that are unexpected, things that are different, you’ll experience the good unexpected things that Sandburg did.