You have to give French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, not to be confused with New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul, a lot of credit: His most famous utterance, the title of this post (though in the original French, it’s “L’enfer, c’est les autres”), is the product of a man thinking at the top of his game. It’s a depressing potential truth to contemplate but it’s about as provocative as four words can get. (If you look at my previous post, you’ll see it’s also obsessed with four-word phrases.) You can’t not stop to consider its truth – and the fact that you can’t not stop doing that suggests it has some truth to it (that it’s not frivolous); and if it has some truth to it for you, then it stands that for some others, it’s even more true. I don’t know where I’m going with this. Orange circles are nice, too.