Friday, January 27, 2012

: He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, January 26, 2012

: ANXIETY = feelings of UNCERTAINTY x feelings of POWERLESSNESS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

: Socrates said it best, “He who is not contented with what he has would not be contented with what he would like to have."

: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” - Viktor Frankl

Monday, January 23, 2012

: ‘All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’ ~Blaise Pascal

: we are so inviting of interruption that we don't like to interrupt the possibility of our being interrupted.

: we use to trade good for goods, now we make and provide placebos in exchange for points in our bank accounts.

: "Beauty is a dynamic event that occurs between you and something else. It can spontaneously arise at any moment given the right circumstances, point of view and context. Beauty is thus an altered state of consciousness, an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace. It can be a rousing symphonic climax, or just the way the light catches the edge of a rusty old trash can. To seek beauty is to have the willingness, the inclination and the impetuous desire for this chance encounter to transpire. IF you look at history, great art expands the way we see; uplifting the human spirit from the barbaric and thrusting it toward the numinous." The Director

Monday, January 16, 2012

: innovative systems gravitate towards the "edge of chaos": the fertile zone between too much order and too much anarchy.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

: Top performers play an entirely different game.

: "rejection is often arbitrary and impersonal, so if you take it as a reason to be somebody you’re not, you’re making a mistake." - Dennis Palumbo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

: "an idea is not a single thing. It is more like a swarm"

: if you earn over $47,500US per year - you are "the 1%"

: "Electronics are our talismans that ward off the spiritual vacuum of modernity; gilt in Gorilla Glass and cadmium. And in them we find entertainment in lieu of happiness, and exchanges in lieu of actual connections."


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

: pre-masticated art

: A good idea is a network. A specific constellation of neurons - thousands of them - fire in sync with each other for the first time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

: "for anyone of a rational disposition, fashion is often impossible to fathom. Throughout many periods of history, perhaps most - it can seem as if the whole impulse of fashion has been to look maximally ridiculous.
If one could be maximally uncomfortable as well, the triumph was all the greater."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

: there is no such thing as cool. Just follow your enthusiasms honestly.

Monday, January 2, 2012

: "most of the harm inflicted by man upon his environment, his fellows and himself, is due to greed. Most of the greed, wether it be for power, property, attention, or affection, is due to insecurity. Most of the insecurity is due to fear. And most of the fear is, at bottom, fear of death." Tom Robbins

: we are often better served by connecting ideas than protecting them.