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Hey Adam, what are you thinking of using this preference for? Brian
I always seem to get questions instead of answers .
I'm working on a complete redesign of the FSP website. It's in an early stage, but I'm thinking about how to make a stronger pitch to prospective participants. The text mentioned above is intended to capture the appeal of the FSP. Ultimately the decision probably is not mine to make, but I am leaning towards using one of the above two lines prominently on the website's front page.
"Fruitless, born a thousand times, lies barren. Unguided inspiration, yields random motion, circumscribed in destination, going nowhere. Guidance uninspired, always true in facing, stands immobile. But fixed upon that destination firmly and with inspiration lofted; beget your dreams."
I'm not going to vote, but I'll make an observation.
"Hope" is a monosyllable and it sounds better in this particular sentence than the multisyllabic "strategy". It rolls off the tongue better than "strategy" and has a smoother rhythm. On the other hand, "strategy" suggests planning and the active pursuit of the goal, whereas "hope" calls to mind fortune or chance.
Why not use "plan"?
"Man will never be free until the last King is strangled with the entrails of the last Priest" - Denis Diderot "I like beer and ice cream, and I have other vices too." - Blefuscu
I considered "plan," but decided it wasn't quite accurate. To me, a plan connotes more top-down details of what folks are going to do--I think the FSP is more of a strategy than a plan. It will spark many plans, but I don't see the FSP itself as much of one.