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Bennett’s Five Links #080
Unaffordable and Modern; Broken and Arrogant
Comfortable and modern ..
This lady does desktop design consults on how to renovate small spaces to turn them into well-thought-out tinyhomes. Because she doesn’t actually do the work, she can churn through many more projects. She’s very clever.
When I started this B5L it was Halloween time - and I can confidently say this costume will defeat all comers.
Balkanist and too Bullish ..
Robert Friedland is a rich dude that has made a lot of money through mining. You might be shocked then to learn he has some views about the merits of potentially turning away from high-emissions-mining as part of the ‘green transition’.
I wanted to link to this one for two reasons. One, you gotta admire the presenter who asks the audience to put their hands up if they hold a particular point-of-view, and then calls them all idiots. That gets my attention. Two, although he verges on dogmatic, he does hit a few good points along the way.
Unfortunately I can’t link the video directly due to the pay-wall but you can click on the link and watch it without paying. I think it’s worthwhile.
Compounding your suffering ..
I loved this article on the Japanese School of ‘Wabi Sabi’.
I wanted to wrap it around myself like a soft blanket.
Taken individually, wabi and sabi are two separate concepts: [*] Wabi is about recognizing beauty in humble simplicity. It invites us to open our heart and detach from the vanity of materialism so we can experience spiritual richness instead. [*] Sabi is concerned with the passage of time, the way all things grow, age, and decay, and how it manifests itself beautifully in objects. It suggests that beauty is hidden beneath the surface of what we actually see, even in what we initially perceive as broken.
Together, these two concepts create an overarching philosophy for approaching life: Accept what is, stay in the present moment, and appreciate the simple, transient stages of life.
It’s not about giving up. It’s about surrendering to the gravity of the situation at hand and then actively playing a role in deciding what happens next.
I’ll know it when I see it ..
I saw a lot of parallels to the legal and corporate worlds in this rant on what makes a good screen writer.
I suspect you might find a few tidbits relevant to your workplace also.
This often translates to an intractable adherence to the notion that “my creative process” is so of the essence that all other concerns must be made subordinate lest the delicate alchemy that made success possible be snuffed.
Are you strong and secure enough in your talent and accomplishment to accept the possibility that other people - properly empowered by you - can actually enhance your genius… or will you cling to the idea that only you can be the source of that genius?
It comes out of an understandable insecurity: once you make a decision, the world knows where you stand. Once you say “This is what this is,” you have made your taste and opinion clear: the world will judge you.
AI Image Prompt: “3 cats on the moon playing golf cartoon style —ar 16:9”
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