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Building layers of ideas

Examining the world, collecting artifacts, awaiting that sudden flash.  To believe that epiphanies are a result of short-term thinking is a canard. Good ideas emerge from gathering string over stretches of time.

Whatever it is–a mental note, a collection of brain farts or images, bunches of index cards or Pinterest pins–the most important thing is to get any observations recorded so you remember them now and then again, later. 

Having a system of aggregation is vital to the thinking process. Like a series of connected synapses storing up bytes of memory, building on top of ideas spurs on a curiosity that lends itself to an aliveness unheard of in the day to day numbness. 

Digging into the crate to uncover the truth is a never-ending process. Every time we discover something new, we create new challenges for us to solve. Persistent novelty keeps us awake.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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