Umeshisms, as described by Scott Aaronson, originate from the following quote:
If you’ve never missed a flight, you’re spending too much time in airports.
Aaronson’s blog goes on to provide some academically-inspired Umeshisms, but the basic sentiment is universal. If one squints, Kanye West provides the essence of an Umeshism in one of his songs:
Everything I’m not made me everything I am.
My life has experienced a few setbacks recently, and I spent significant parts of today talking with a friend. He provided the following Umeshism:
If you experience no setbacks in life, you’re not taking enough chances.
I came up with the following:
If you’ve never been burned, you’re not lighting enough fires.
I kind of like my friend’s one better. For the people (person?) who read this blog, please share your own. 🙂