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by William Medcalf

nigel-d:

by William Medcalf

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We call it “finding meaning” but we might better call it “forging meaning.”

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Stories are the foundation of identity. We forge meaning and build identity.

Andrew Solomon at TED 2014. His book Far from the Tree – a magnificent read on how love both changes us and makes us more ourselves – won the 2014 National Book Award. (via explore-blog)
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oldbookillustrations:

Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm, And in the chasm are foam and yellow sand. (Enoch arden)
From Landscape illustrations to the poems of Alfred lord Tennyson, Boston, 1892.
(Source: archive.org.)

oldbookillustrations:

Long lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm,
And in the chasm are foam and yellow sand.
(Enoch arden)

From Landscape illustrations to the poems of Alfred lord Tennyson, Boston, 1892.

(Source: archive.org.)

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He’ll always be the greatest Superman.

He’ll always be the greatest Superman.

If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.

Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, on why your critics aren’t the ones who matter.

(Lest we forget, Amanda Palmer encapsulated it poignantly: “For every bridge you build together with your community of readers, there’s a new set of trolls who sit underneath it.”)

Pair with Brown on vulnerability and the difference between empathy and sympathy, Vi Hart on how to tame trolls, and a lesson in handling haters from Ben Franklin

(via explore-blog)

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According to a great deal of research, positive fantasies may lessen your chances of succeeding. In one experiment, the social psychologists Gabriele Oettingen and Doris Mayer asked 83 German students to rate the extent to which they “experienced positive thoughts, images, or fantasies on the subject of transition into work life, graduating from university, looking for and finding a job.” Two years later, they approached the same students and asked about their post-college job experiences. Those who harbored positive fantasies put in fewer job applications, received fewer job offers, and ultimately earned lower salaries. The same was true in other contexts, too. Students who fantasized were less likely to ask their romantic crushes on a date and more likely to struggle academically. Hip-surgery patients also recovered more slowly when they dwelled on positive fantasies of walking without pain…

Fantasies hamper progress [because] they dull the will to succeed: “Imagining a positive outcome conveys the sense that you’re approaching your goals, which takes the edge off the need to achieve.”

The negative side of positive thinking.

Pair with similar wisdom from The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

( The Dish)

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Once the seed of faith takes root it cannot be blown away even by the strongest wind. That’s a blessing.
— Rumi  (via vineetkaur)
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I had church with Guy Clark this morning while driving through new gaps and valleys close to home, worshiping.

wetheurban:

DESIGN: Submerged Turntable by Evan Holm

Artist Evan Holm is convinced that ‘there will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe’. 

To demonstrate these rather dark thoughts, he created a submerged record player that’s still producing a nearly perfect audio as demonstrated in the short video below.

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A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer.
— A beautiful definition from Susan Sontag from her altogether fantastic 1992 lecture on the purpose of literature. (via explore-blog)
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