John Berger: ‘You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events’

“You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.” — John Berger You may also like: Advertisements

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Thinking less to do more

Rhythm builds thoughtlessness. The work becomes more natural out of mechanical motion, doing without thinking. Employees can’t make one hundred sandwiches in a couple hours without silencing the monkey mind. The process of unthinking begets a chorus of action. Similarly, we can’t dribble a basketball nor soccer ball effectively while focusing on the mechanics of […]

Newsletter: Blind spots

Happy Friday! Below are some links and recent discoveries I think you’ll find interesting. As always, listen to a new tune and old gem after the jump. Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole. “I always have a notebook, a pen and a camera. These are my tools because the […]

Seneca: On the Shortness of Life

“You are living as if destined to live for ever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply — though all the while that very day which you are devoting to somebody or something may […]

Habits can change your life

A habit can change your life. A book can change your life. A piece of advice can change your life. The internet can even save your life. Of course, inheriting good genes can also be a boon. The closed ear inoculates someone against self-improvement. But when the mind’s vault is left open, just a little […]