Have you ever considered this weird paradox of human nature? The urge to make and build things at once defines us and makes us human, while also being the most discouraged activity on both social and individual levels. We like to think of a past golden age when we all, or at least most of […]
We like to think we celebrate the brave and original thinkers and doers, but in truth we lionise the ones who follow in the footsteps of many and do something we’re comfortable with. People who we say are “doing very well” are usually the most entrenched in some system, whether corporate, social, or some personal […]
All creators are not born equal and they certainly don’t think or work equal. In those differences lie the keys to true creativity, because what they don’t tell you in the cool places where they promise to sell you your new “creative” lifestyle, is that true creativity involves a lot of thinking and working.
It takes all types to make the world, but some types you just don’t like. Some types appear to not be as useful in the grander scheme, adding more to the chaos than helping build anything. I personally find the solemn juvenile to be quite the unsavoury type.
We have come to live in a world of screens. They exist in every size and for every purpose, televisions, computers, phones, games, tablets. Little windows into another world, or more accurately, an infinite number of other worlds ever vying for our attention. Attend to them we do, with pleasure and curiosity, faith and obsession, […]
I have bad news. It’s in the title but it bears repeating; Your greatest strength may be your fiercest foible. In fact, it’s almost surely one of your foibles, if you haven’t kept it in check, and so few of us manage that feat. Your foibles are the little quirks that make you who you […]
Have you ever delayed doing something to wait for the right time? The story of how this article was not written for a long time, before being written, is a fine example of it. By the end of last year, my blog was showing me a post count in the 240s. A few more posts […]