Memes are one of the universal languages of the internet – using popular cultural /image references to create a shared understanding of a concept, attitude or life experience.
I use a Pinterest board to collect planning memes I come across. Check out the board here. While these memes have been made by planners in all sorts of planning jurisdictions around the world, the sentiments and thoughts behind them seem so clear. This is what I love about memes.
Personally my favourite planning meme has to be this one below. Forrest Gump is such an iconic movie, widely loved and its easy to remember the original scene so vividly as Bubba spouts off all the shrimp dishes. And adding all the variations of planning speciality is a perfect fit to the underlying reference.