Homer Simpson is probably not your go-to person as a world influencer or success guru. On the surface, his work ethic and life philosophy are mediocre at best, appalling at worst. We are not in denial about his slothful beer-drinking, ‘couch potato’ reputation, but it’s a new decade, and we’ve decided that life is too short to be taken too seriously. So, we're taking a rather ironic (albeit humorous) approach to our Homer Simpson modern canvas art. As a motivator to your success, this is reverse psychology that works!
Homer Simpson is your stereotypical, patriarchal representative of middle America. We love to hate him. His modest home in suburbia, his modest job in a factory, (a necessary slog rather than an inspirational hustle), and his modest paycheck are something we can all relate to. He is not the obvious choice for the face of inspirational modern canvas art.
But this is where Homer Simpson takes the mickey – where he becomes the surprising and unsuspecting hero, and the reason he should dominate your space. It is motivational canvas art at its ironic and satirical best.
Here are 5 of Homer Simpson’s life-hack tips that you can spin to your advantage:
Life-hack tip #1 ‘Don’t let Krusty’s death get you down, boy, people die all the time. Just like that. Why, you could wake up dead tomorrow. Well, goodnight.’
Not the most articulate use of words, but Homer’s grasp of reality is certainly motivating. That is why he has made it onto modern canvas art. His advice will hopefully get you off your backside and off the couch. Life is for living! (In fact, we have an entire blog about life and death with modern art to match). You only get one chance at life, and we believe you can make it count, you can make it successful, and you can kick ass! (Perhaps not the way Homer Simpson does – we are speaking figuratively). But Homer certainly advocates for making the most of life now – however you want to interpret that.
Life-hack tip #2: ‘Marge, don’t discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.’
We may not have used the word ‘weaseling,’ but Homer’s advice can be reinterpreted in such a way that you do not get bogged down with the insignificant distracting details of life that throw you off your course and pathway to success. If your goal is to have your name in lights or on Forbes magazine, then you need to know when to say ‘No.’ This specific rendering of modern art is a sure-fire way to help you align and realign your priorities – whatever they might be.
Life-hack tip #3: ‘Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.’
Homer’s goal in life may be to laze around on the couch, drinking beer and waiting to win the lottery, and that is ok. You have probably fantasized about that too! But from a mathematical algorithm, the odds are against you. So our bold modern canvas art calls you to latch onto the first part of Homer’s advice: ‘Son. if you really want something in life, you have to work for it.’ If you are prepared to hustle, the odds are for you - always! It is the most basic rule of life.
Life-hack tip #4: ‘Stupid risks are what make life worth living.’
Some might accuse Homer Simpson of having no brains, but it is a no-brainer that a life that is worth living and the road to success are not only paved with hard work, but also with risks. Be warned - some people might consider your risks stupid. Ignore them. You don’t have to answer to their condescending frowns. And when the risk pays off, you will be the one with the smirk on your face. If you do take a stupid risk, chalk it up to experience. Emerge from your failures with a relentless and dogged determination to learn from them and keep going. We are hoping that modern canvas art will motivate you to take calculated risks – you just have to decide what they will be.
Life-Hack Tip #5: ‘Buy modern canvas art. It’s a surprising motivator’
Ok, so this is our tip, not Homer’s. But at Inktuitive we have taken a huge risk in using Homer Simpson on one of our modern art pieces. And it has paid off! After all, despite Homer not fitting the profile - (he is lazy, overweight and lacking in social graces) - he has obviously been influential for decades – (his series and movies being nominated for more than 85 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award).
We also know that the majority of successful financial gurus and global influencers don’t fit the profile and that any ‘upper-lower-middle-class type’ can achieve success. Our motivational canvas art salutes you and is here to inspire you.
So, from your couch or ‘factory,’ you hardly have to lift a finger to have access to our modern canvas art and inevitable success. Homer may tell you to procrastinate, but we say; ‘VISIT US TODAY and SHOP ALL our motivation canvas art pieces!’