Tag Archives: Vulnerability

Do You Really Want to Understand?

Before you can begin to understand anything, in depth, at a fundamental level, where you are so well-versed in the subject matter that you can begin to gain genuine insights, you have to pass through a scary and somewhat humiliating … Continue reading

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Depleted

Can you create yourself to death?  Is it possible to try so hard, for so long, to reinvent yourself and to produce creative things, of quality, that you perish in the process?  Everything you make takes energy.  If you keep … Continue reading

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The Social Media Curtain

It was supposed to make everyone everybody else’s friend.   It was touted as the solution to growing fragmentation and a step toward social cohesion.  It might have even been the ascent of the first wrung of the ladder toward true … Continue reading

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Why Do We Bother?

What fuels your art and creativity?  Can you analyse your artistic impulse and find the well spring from which it issues?  In short, given how hard it is to create great art, how much time it takes, how much skill … Continue reading

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Having the Courage to Fail

I read a blog, this morning, about psychopaths.  In this article, they reckoned that you could spot a psychopath by a number of tell-tale characteristics.  These included changing persona and leaving people that had invested their emotions, love and even finances in … Continue reading

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Pressure

I’m angry and sad at the same time, this morning.  I opened up facebook only to witness the spectacle of a promising young artist, with bags of potential and who could have a very long and successful career, in total … Continue reading

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Beauty and Survival

It seems like I have been encountering a lot of interesting videos lately.  This one, by Denis Dutton, postulates a Darwinian theory of beauty.  Denis holds that an appreciation of beauty is universal, not cultural, or merely in the eye … Continue reading

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