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Human rationality and craziness

Human rationality and craziness
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The most successful people are both rational and crazy.

As much as robots and artificial intelligence threaten our creativity, there will be some people who cultivate the randomness of thought to continue innovating.

Wrote Jean-Luc Godard: “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.”

See the world, not its model

Patterns beg to be synthesized, broken down and encrusted with ingenuity to make something new.

Humans envision the future and work backward, mostly through the freedom of trial and error. They see holes and fill them in with new opportunities.

Folks may never know where they are going, but that is exactly how they get there.

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Two people are the root of social experience — and of creative work.

Joshua Wolph Shenk explains why the best ideas emerge from pairs.

Embrace the scenius.

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Almost famous.

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Einstein was a difficult child (“Little Albert was so different; was there something wrong?”) who “didn’t want to be like the other students.” Instead, he was prone to daydreaming, imagining himself on a beam of light rocketing through space. On A Beam of Light
Einstein was a difficult child (“Little Albert was so different; was there something wrong?”) who “didn’t want to be like the other students.” Instead, he was prone to daydreaming, imagining himself on a beam of light rocketing through space. On A Beam of Light

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The unifying similarity among geniuses and innovators is not cognitive or affective but motivational. What is common among them is the unwillingness or inability to strive for goals everyone else accepts.

Mihaly Csikszentmilhalyi

Even if you’re highly ambitious, your goals are probably like everyone else’s goals. But if you’re goal is to make something completely new and visionary and intrinsic motivation is your source of energy, that’s truly genius.