Tag Archives: Struggle

Why Play?

As children, we play. Nobody has to compel us to play or tell us how. We just do. We make up the games we play, using our imaginations. It comes pretty naturally, for most people. We play as a childhood … Continue reading

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Rebuilding and Reinventing

Life can be a real bitch at times, despite all the things you have to be grateful for. You think you’re doing your best work, learning new skills all the time and creating copious amounts of tangible value, but events … Continue reading

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Creativity is Fragile

Some people think great creative works fall from the sky abundantly, like rain, rather than being being the unique and irreplaceable products of literally years of preparation, training and work, that means each one can never be replicated ever again. … Continue reading

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Resolving Uncertainty

What if I told you that the only thing that holds you back from being more creative, living a better life and inhabiting a much better world is uncertainty? What if I also told you that resolving those uncertainties is … Continue reading

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Creativity and Entropy

It seems to me that everybody that sets their mind to creating things faces an incessant battle against entropy, which they can never win, ultimately.  Yet, we create anyway, because without creation, entropy is indistinguishable from decay. Think about it.  … Continue reading

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Which Struggle Do You Live For?

Struggle is not incidental and avoidable.  It is essential.  If you want to be happy or to achieve a dream, then struggle and suffering comes with the deal.  There’s no way around it.  If you want to live a life … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How to Make That

They don’t say it out loud, but you know it’s what they’re thinking.  In many creative pursuits (for example, writing software, or designing something), the maker will be asked to create something specific, according to some set of requirements, but … Continue reading

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