"success, in real life, doesn’t always resemble what it looks like on the menu"
“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
― E.B. White, 1976
Photo by Jill Krementz, A History of Women PhotographersThanks to m3zzaluna
To me, it all comes down to ‘motives’- if your motives are faulty, it will show + if your motives are true, then that’ll show tooRevs
What you resist persists.Carl Jung (via terramantra)
Do not be afraid to make resolutions. Play around with your conceptual illusions.
"That’s the balance of grace and action, the dance between the ultimate and the relative, the true beauty of yoga, or union. So this year, that’s my resolution. To keep striking this balance, come what may."
It’s always a mistake to settle on any explanation for anything, because whatever you settle on you will be wrong, even if you’re right. Everything is ephemeral; everything is in a constant state of flux. Thinking past any conclusion you’ve drawn will reward you with a more complex insight and a more compassionate world view. This is something I’m constantly trying to learn and re-learn.From screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s fantastic BAFTA lecture (which you can watch in full here)
Do not be afraid to realize it’s all you. Everything, everyone, bad and good, too.
When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
The secret of life in 46 seconds, courtesy of Steve Jobs. Monumental. Plus his thoughts on fear and failure in this rare 1995 video interview from the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association. (via curiositycounts)
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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.Steve Jobs in a 1995 Wired interview, one of 200 profound, inspirational, insightful quotes in I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words (via curiositycounts)