Tag Archives: Purpose

The Downsides of Being Yourself

It’s supposed to be a good thing.  It’s the goal.  You’re supposed to find yourself and then be as authentic to that self-discovered conception as you can possibly be.  It’s supposed to be the optimum outcome and your best and … Continue reading

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The Meaningless Pursuit of Nothing

This post has been rattling around in my head for some weeks now, not quite formed.  I had this sense that something wasn’t right, or I didn’t like something about the world, but couldn’t fully articulate it or pose any … Continue reading

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Demotivating Motivational Speakers

It’s amazing that a talk about rewards and incentives, intending to debunk them as a tool of modern business and using this as a springboard to introduce supposedly better motivational techniques, more in tune with scientific discoveries about what really … Continue reading

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The Race to the Bottom

We know about companies and artists that compromise their work, hoping to pass off the degraded item as the real thing, because they feel their customers cannot afford to pay full price.  While this can be somewhat dishonest, if deception … Continue reading

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Impossible Possibilities

Even though it makes no objectively rational sense, we all cling to our impossible dreams.  Everyone knows that the odds of having a work hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition are just 1 in 50, but more than ten … Continue reading

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Discouragement

Artists can be prone to becoming discouraged.  We all know that.  Everyone knows at least one artist that became so discouraged that they gave up, even if for a short while.  But that’s an interesting thing.  Why does it take … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Lens

We all see the world through some kind of metaphorical lens, which filters our reality according to our beliefs – beliefs we probably don’t even consciously know we are applying and certainly do not remember where they came from. In … Continue reading

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