Tag Archives: Human Spirit

Selfishness and the Power and Paucity of Collective Imagination

Selfishness is such an ugly human trait.  And yet, we live in an economic system that mandates it.  It is required by law.  We must all be in it for ourselves, crushing every rival and obstacle underfoot, in the relentless … Continue reading

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Does Quality Matter?

Many, many years ago, I read a book that changed my way of looking at the world. The book was Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This little book is a recounting of a road trip taken by the … Continue reading

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Censorship, Control and Conformity

In Stalin’s Russia, making the wrong sort of art could literally get you killed.  Unless your art conformed to the central committee’s view of what was deemed appropriate, you could find yourself being denounced by all your former friends and … Continue reading

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