From bytes to bits of reality

We demand privacy yet admit ourselves to the culture of exposure. But rather than celebrating our uniqueness, we publish the same things everybody else does: selfies, food porn, and bullet journal snapshots. The one benefit to seeing other people’s stories is the reinforcement of FOMO (fear of missing out). The unlived life taunts one into […]

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‘We are told stories as children to help us bridge the abyss between waking and sleeping’

We are told stories as children to help us bridge the abyss between waking and sleeping. We tell stories to our own children for the same purpose. When I find myself in danger — caught on a stuck ski-lift in a blizzard — I immediately start telling myself stories. I tell myself stories when I […]

‘Dreaming is like a psychological thermostat’ 🛌

Your brain works like a dishwasher when you sleep, cleaning out the dirty information and tidying up the important stuff. But the mind also creates a theater inside your head. Dreams emerge from unrestricted consciousness. They remind us that the rational imagination can be soo sober. Writes Emil Cioran in [easyazon_link identifier=”1611457386″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]The Temptation to Exist[/easyazon_link]: ‘Anyone […]

Adults experience ‘a narrowing of the imagination’

[bha size=’120×120′ variation=’01’ align=’alignright’]“We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.” — David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity You may also like:

Have an exaggerated sense of curiosity

We’re all fake artists, winging it to chase our dreams while simultaneously masking our vulnerabilities. It isn’t a thorny question of attribution. We all steal ideas from each other and recast them as our own. But having an exaggerated sense of curiosity pays off. The cash value of policing thoughts means that we can better sew […]