Above and beyond having a job, what we really need to power our professional future is a sense of mission. A film by The School of Life that discusses what a mission is.
“It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.”
– Albert Einstein
“Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity…. Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity.”
– Eric Felten
“i do not expect my child’s respect.
just because i have given birth to their life.
does not mean they owe me.
what i want most
is to look into my child’s eyes
that i have given birth
held and feed.
from the moment we first met.
they love me for it.”
― Nayyirah Waheed
Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.
— banksy (@thereaIbanksy) October 7, 2017
“Creativity is paying attention and putting a light on things we might otherwise overlook.” — Wendy MacNaughton
Pleasure is short-term, addictive and selfish. It’s taken, not given. It works on dopamine.
Happiness is long-term, additive and generous. It’s giving, not taking. It works on serotonin.
Read Seth Godin’s full post on this topic.
This CreativeMornings talk by Paola Mendoza, Artistic Director of the WomensMarch, moved me to tears. Please, give it 20mins of your time. It will light a fire in your creative heart.
“It is the creative community’s responsibility to reopen the heart of America.”
– Paola Mendoza
People of Craft is a growing showcase of creatives of color and their craft in design, advertising, tech, illustration, lettering, art, and more. I absolutely love this! Thank you for creating this resource, Timothy Goodman and Amelie Lamont.
"Stay out of politics" isn't a choice now for athletes, writers, comedians. We're citizens. Our nation is in trouble. To respond is to care.
— Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz) September 24, 2017
“If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
– Alan Watts
“A single change can happen overnight, but nothing is going to suddenly transform culture. Culture is cumulative—it’s composed of all previous decisions made by a group of people. Bit by bit, a company can make different trade-offs, and over time, this is how culture turns around.”
“Utka Eskimos have no concept of “Anger.” The Tahitians have no concept of “Sadness.” This last item is very difficult for Westerners to accept… life without sadness? Really? When Tahitians are in a situation that a Westerner would describe as sad, they feel ill, troubled, fatigued, or unenthusiastic, all of which are covered by their broader term pe’ape’a.”
I am having so many feelings looking at these images titled The Uncomfortable, a series of inconvenient household items designed by Katerina Kampran.
Professional Poker Player Liv Boeree believes that Poker does a great job of making you figure out where you are in the moment and not live either too much in the past or the present. Made me think.
So many great suggestions in the comments to this question on what relationship books to read when entering a marriage, posted by Amit Gupta.