The world is so jammed packed with details and input, it can lead to information overload. Nature, it turns out, has designed our bodies to cope with this flood of data.
Writers and artists can benefit from the tactics of thieves and tricksters.
Just like characters in a story, we are all traversing our own story. We have our own conflicts and obstacles to overcome.
As humans, we surround ourselves with objects and each holds a story. Silverware and plates tell us to eat. Couches coax us into relaxing. Pens, pencils and paintbrushes lure us into creating.
We’ve all fallen victim to the myth of the solitary genius, producing a finished piece of fiction or a stunning painting. Yet creative partnerships are more common than you might think.
Many creative people give up on their aspirations because they don’t see any measurable progress.
Werner Herzog once walked 515 miles to visit a dying friend because he knew that his friend wouldn’t dare expire before he got there.
Everyone can be an artist so long as we defeat obstacles like anxiety and procrastination.
The stoics believed in Amor Fati, the love of fate. When something goes wrong, embrace it and learn from the failure.
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