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The Have-To of Creativity

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I’m reading the book Why Fly? A Philosophy of Creativity by E. Paul Torrance. One of the first quotes that stood out to me was this: “To be creative is to be unpredictable and the unpredictable always makes us uneasy. We like to be able to predict because we feel safer, more secure, more in control of things.” How this plays out in our lives: (From ourselves) I want to create...

What’s the Point of Everything?

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You ever just stop and wonder what the point is to everything? It doesn’t even have to be with a sense of resignation or disappointment (although, for a lot of people, I think that’s the case). From a place of pure curiosity (and maybe in hopes of making the most of the time here), what is the point, really? Although I question most religious beliefs, I do believe there’s a...

Stories Make Up Whoever It Is I’ve Become

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I went to a used bookstore the other day. The owner started talking with me and said how nobody reads anymore. That’s sad, but I get it. Attention spans are shorter. Competition for them is higher. Maybe we’re busier. But, then again, I don’t get it. I was reading a book by Peter Orner (Am I Alone Here? Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live — probably enough said right...

Guiding Quote

A house extends skyward.
Like a tiny but proud cathedral,
it wishes to generate the highest
and the best in its inhabitants.
— John Truby

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