Tag Archives: Stress

How Fragile We Are

Most people persist in believing two utterly discredited falsehoods.  The first is that punishment is necessary; ultimately good for the people punished and that it works effectively.  Further, we believe that people that “need” punishment, the application of various sorts … Continue reading

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When Ignorant People Ask for Complex Impossibilities

People with the money to commission artists (or engineers, or anybody else that works creatively) often ask for things they don’t understand and which, even with the most talented, creative minds there are, and infinite time and money, can’t actually … Continue reading

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Unwanted Encouragement

You would think that encouragement is always welcome.  Who doesn’t need a little encouragement, from time to time, right?  I thought that too, but I’ve discovered that encouragement can be most unwelcome – catastrophically so – in some circumstances. We’re … 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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Entertained to Death

Move closer.  We can talk about this without too much concern.  The statistics show that virtually nobody else is reading this post, so we can speak freely and openly.  This is just between you and me. There’s something about society, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Originality

The problem with being original and displaying a great deal of originality is that conventional people despise it.  If you fly your freak flag proudly, you very soon discover that people have circled around you and are shouting, “Freak!  Freak!” … Continue reading

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Is Change Possible?

Be happy.  Don’t complain. What would you think if an employer, spouse, the authorities or your government told you to do that?  What if they ordered you to do it, or shamed you, in front of your peers, if you … Continue reading

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