Tag Archives: Fatigue

Is Mood Manipulation Ethical?

It’s a bit like hijacking somebody’s brain, really.  If, through your art, you invade somebody’s emotional state and change it, so that they feel something about your art, instead of about their current real-life circumstances, you’re manipulating them.  It’s unarguable.  … Continue reading

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Death by To Do List

OK, I admit it. Tonight, I feel tired.  I feel tired, ageing and achy.  Most of this is due to working hard, but some of it is due to having so many unfinished items on my long-term To-Do lists, that … Continue reading

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Everyday Battles

One of my friends posted something that struck a chord with me, this morning.  He said, “There are only so many days of your life you can go into battle.  I’m sure I’ve far exceeded my limit.”  The reason that … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … Continue reading

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Appreciating is Good, Creating is Better

Something occurred to me, today.  It was in relation to music.  I had the thought that knowing how to make music is so much more satisfying than being a fan of music.  I’ve been a big fan of music all … Continue reading

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The Rough Lonely Planet Guide to Nirvana

It can happen.  I sincerely hope it happens to you.  You might finally get a chance to live the artistic life you always dreamed about, even if only temporarily.  You will have reached Nirvana.  When you get there, you might … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Being An Enthusiastic Amateur and a Professional

This post has the potential to come across as a piece of moaning ingratitude.  I can assure you it is not that.  I feel very lucky and privileged to have earned, at long last, the opportunity to do what I … Continue reading

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