“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin
(A quote taken away from Paola Mendoza’s powerful CreativeMornings talk in NYC last Friday. I will share as soon as it is online!)
Under what rock was I hiding all this time that I have never heard of Common Sense Media? I told my friends that I made the mistake of showing my kids a movie the other day that I thought was perfectly fine for their age. It wasn’t. Ops!
Common Sense Media looks like the site I should have consulted first.
"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
I find this Flying Martha all kinds of charming! Getting one for my kids.
“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.
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“Research shows that technology has increased the “asshole problem,” as Sutton puts it, because people are much more likely to be mean if they don’t have to make eye contact.”
This Stanford Professor Has a Theory on Why 2017 Is Filled With Jerks, by Jessica Pressler
This gigantic purple balloon is in fact an inflatable concert hall, currently set up in Tokyo. Absolutely breathtaking.
Always coming back to Debbie Millman’s illustrated essay of timeless advice on courage and the creative life.
“Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.”
This aerial photograph by Niaz Uddin made me gasp. I wouldn’t mind being that person in that kayak right now.
‘I wish you luck, and stubbornness, and the absence of the need for a permission slip from anybody. Just go fucking do it.’
– Elizabeth Gilbert
Via this interview with Rachel Khong on okreal.co
“Courage is a love affair with the unknown.”