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Life & Philosophy Science

Clear now, confused tomorrow

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We have to think and talk our way through things in order to get a grip on past expressions.

Unless we can pin down our thoughts to exactitude, we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and confused.

And that’s ok. Forced familiarity breeds forgetfulness — the attrition of synaptic connections is a function of memory.

Part of escaping the pinning is to remind ourselves why we believed in anything in the first place.

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Culture Life & Philosophy

The flexible tattoo

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Beliefs are impermanent. We can put them or take them off throughout the day.

Similarly, we can pull from while simultaneously resisting the sprouts of memes and cultural gestures.

We can switch channels and opt for something more compelling whenever we want.

Change is a kind of freedom.

After all, it’s the individuals that are most exciting, not the masses.

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Culture Poetry Tech

Truth, discarded

Racing to get hack our organic operating system, to render us decision-less at the mercy of marketers and AI.

The feeds are distraction machines that intend to blind our own will. We are complicit in the media manipulation.

It is within these information-rich, consumption-based societies that the heart beats but the brain double-thinks.

As the chaos whirls around is, It rules out nuance and complexity. What we see is what get, the truth discarded.

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Life & Philosophy

The perfect life is non-existent

Living the perfect life is a canard.

Chasing exactitude is the primary cause of unhappiness.

Instead, we should give in to life’s imperfections and invite more ambiguity.

Being right leads one to forget how the world works. And for God’s sake, we don’t need another reality check.

Alter the thoughts, alter the beliefs — everything may feel unconventional but it’s going to be just fine.

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Arts Life & Philosophy

Why not play all the notes at once?

Sometimes we need to play all of our notes to land the one that is essential.

Specializing as a generalist, we should devour taste-testing and taste-making without fear of rejection, and feel free to spit out everything imaginable.

It is within this state, as sloppy as it may appear — with all the rough drafts tossed around — that clarity arises from the chaos.

“It’s as though people expect you to blow one note all the time, and I guess a lot of people can only blow one note. But there are people who can blow two or three notes, and I guess I’m one of them.”

Frank Gehry

We can out-do anything and raze it to its essence.

Only a person with blinders toots the same note again and again.

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Life & Philosophy Productivity & Work

The plasticity of consciousness

Knowledge helps one toggle the symbiosis of order and disorder.

Free to fool around, the mind treads confidently in its concrete plan. But the soul refuses to pay the price for rigidity — the head and the heart remain adaptable.

Never too invested to quit, pledged to keep pushing in one direction, we proceed with a tranquil approach to progress.

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