Today's my 32nd birthday.
I put together a list of some things I've learned over the years.
32 in 32 ...living and still learning.
1) You can't trust the government or corporations.
2) Your intuition knows more than you may realize in the
moment, the best thing you can do is trust it.
3) Relationships/friendships evolve and not all last forever.
4) Confidence is sexy but so is passion.
5) If you want something done, do it yourself.
6) Never stop being curious.
7) Never stop daydreaming.
8) Your technology doesn't define your talent. Skill and
dedication shapes your craft.
9) Hindsight may be 20/20 but foresight is understanding
10) In some cases the "3 strikes you're out" rule is too
11) Don't take it personal, don't make it personal.
12) Acknowledging my connection to water and that it provides
me with a sense of relief.
13) Experiencing a death of someone close to you puts a lot of
things into perspective.
14) Being introverted is beneficial.
15) Patience can be a secret weapon.
16) Being a realist is not the same as being a pessimist.
17) The best advice I've gotten is from Led Zeppelin's The
Rain Song; "It's just a little rain". It's the perfect metaphor.
18) Do what you feel is right in your heart.
19) Focus on the achievements and let yourself celebrate and
be proud of them.
20) It's ok to go your own way.
21) Many systems are outdated and broken, figure out how to
work around them.
22) Recognize but try not to over analyze.
23) Everyone's a hypocrite at some point.
24) Despite, never in spite.
25) Religion and spirituality are different.
26) You are the best parts of your parents, keep cognizant of
their worst parts.
27) Holidays and birthdays are meaningless when you don't
believe in time.
28) Death should not be feared.
29) Freelance does not mean on-call, or free.
30) Architecture is so much bigger than buildings.
31) Photography changed the world.
32) Our brains are magical.
Jim Henson would have been 75 this week.
He is a legend.
I love all the videos and articles that have been coming out that celebrate his incredible creativity.
He's reached generations in such a positive way and continues to do so. It's pretty impressive.
Slavoj Žižek is my favourite modern philosopher.
He sugar coats nothing and never apologizes for it.
Respect for honesty.
Slavoj Zizek: the world’s hippest philosopher
Slavoj Žižek has got an opinion on every subject from decaffeinated coffee to sex,
from seagulls and swearing to the end of the world. He talks to Helen Brown.
June 19, 2011
Flapping his elbows and lathered in sweat, Slavoj Žižek looks like a man in the final throes of radiation sickness doing the birdy dance. But the world’s hippest philosopher is actually miming what he imagines it would feel like to be trapped inside an all-body condom.
“I saw this thing in an American store!” he explodes, lurching towards me in the quiet conservatory of a Bloomsbury hotel. “A total mask for the body! The ultimate in safe sex! So obscene! My God! But I do believe that by analysing this sort of phenomena you learn a lot about where we are. We want coffee without caffeine! Cake without sugar! And this is decaffeinated sex!”
click here to continue reading..
The article mentions Žižek's film
The Pervert's Guide To Cinema (2006),
I saw this a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. He
brings up a lot of points that opened my eyes a little bit wider.
Worth checking out..if you're into thinking..and I hope you are.
Ken Robinson has some great advice about passion and life, accompanied by some dry, anecdotal British humour.
A winning combination in my opinion.
I have to keep reminding myself that life isn't linear, while aging might be, experience, personal growth and discovery aren't.
Ken Robinson believes that everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential?
For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail - it’s just the opposite - we aim too low and succeed.
We need to find that magic spot where our natural talent meets our personal passion. This means we need to know ourselves better. Whilst we content ourselves with doing what we’re competent at, but don’t truly love, we’ll never excel. And, according to Ken, finding purpose in our work is essentially to knowing who we really are.
Get ready to unleash your inner fervor as Ken takes to our pulpit to inspire you to follow your passion.
Sir Ken Robinson is a leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, working with governments and the world’s leading cultural organizations. Born in Liverpool, he was Director of The Arts Project (1985-89), and is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Warwick. He was knighted in 2003 for his contribution to education and the arts. Recent publications include Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (2001) and The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (2009).
This secular sermon took place at Conway Hall on Sunday 13 March 2011
(thanks to Alanna Scott for the link)
I read this article this morning, thought it was worth sharing..
The Complete Guide to
Not Giving a Fuck
Ok, I have a confession to make.
I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years– caring far too much about offending people, worrying if I’m cool enough for them, or asking myself if they are judging me.
I can’t take it anymore. It’s stupid, and it’s not good for my well being. It has made me a punching bag– a flighty, nervous wuss. But worse than that, it has made me someone who doesn’t take a stand for anything. It has made me someone who stood in the middle, far too often, and not where I cared to stand, for fear of alienating others. No more. Not today.
Today, ladies and gentlemen, is different.
e'ryting goin be irie
Hellhole Ratrace - Girls
the miserable process of getting from 25-35..
(see video below)
note to self:
starting around 5:10 is worth remembering,
to 'happiness is love. full stop."