I’ve always loved the double meaning of this saying. You literally see your thoughts reflected back to you when you write them on a piece of paper. Kind of weird, right? Roughly attributed to Stephen King, but paraphrased slightly.
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…And lead us not into stagnation, But deliver us from Ego…
Jordan Peterson recently interviewed Nina Paley. Here are a few of the quotes that I heard that I resonated with. Video below. Continue reading “The Muse’s Prayer”
Here’s my food for thought today: “It’s not just about being a member of a community, it’s about being a member of a community that is striving toward a common goal that is both transcendental and it matters.”
Continue reading “Church is a community that allows people to feel like they belong to a group that is also striving toward a common transcendental goal that matters.”
JP: The Hero confronts horrible chaotic potential and then makes something of it. You have to face what you don’t want to face in order to fix it. So you look at all the things about yourself that need to be burned off and dispensed with. At the beginning, especially if you are screwed up, that will be 95% of you. It just has to go up in flames. It’s painful. Some of that stuff that you need to burn off doesn’t want to die. It will scream in agony while you’re burning it off. Continue reading “When honestly seeking self improvement, know that some parts of yourself will not want to die. It will scream in agony while you are burning it off.”
I chose the featured image is because I started out looking for a graceful dancer, but then stumbled on fire dancers. What better way to depict playing with ideas gracefully than with fire? Potentially dangerous, and those that can do this without burning themselves are artists. Click “more” to see the video source for the quote. Continue reading ““The Oxford Manner is the ability to play with ideas gracefully””
(paraphrased) Context: Jordan Peterson lecture
Answer: There’s no Substitution for Practice.
Today, I was listening to a panel of well-known science communicators and towards the end during the Q&A session, someone asked “I’ve always wanted to be an astronautical engineer, but I’m horrible at math. I’ve got lots of passion. Can this dream ever be a reality, and where do I start?” Continue reading ““I’m bad at math.””
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