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Culture Life & Philosophy

The capacity to act differently

Reactive, rarely trying to get ahead. Missiles of external stimuli successfully impede all proactivity. The mind needs psychological conditioning to strengthen itself against constant connectivity; we shouldn’t have to swat flies to maintain voluntary attention. 

Two things drive sticktuitiveness: purpose and enjoyment. A living thing sets its attention and energy while fending off destruction. We seek to align with our plans, not the objectives of others. 

No one purchases our imagination and instills expectations. Play comes naturally, as does thinking differently.  

Ambition is never so rigid that it drives a flight or fight response — we need to stay as loose as a goose. So we view reality like it’s the first time. 

A child-like curiosity helps keep the world new and exciting. We gather new approaches and anticipate fresh ideas when we stand on our toes. 

The capacity to act is a strange one — it requires decisiveness and bravery. The last thing we want to be is a fraud. 

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Creativity Daily Prompts Life & Philosophy

How to avoid the comparison bubble

How to avoid the comparison bubble

It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison bubble. You always want what we don’t have. You are incorrectly taught to copy, just as you’re erroneously taught to think in absolutes.

Celebrate what makes you unique

You should do what makes you unique. You should feel free to steal ideas from other people and build on top of them. Don’t just copy-paste.

The worst nightmare will be looking back on your efforts and thinking we you just couldn’t be yourself.

Being different, standing out, is what should push you on.

If you need more encouragement:

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Creativity Culture Life & Philosophy

The unique shall inherit the Earth

There are three ways to stand out and be remembered:

  1. Be so good that they can’t ignore you.
  2. Be so interesting that they can’t ignore you.
  3. Be so unique that they can’t ignore you.

Talent is usually enough, but everyone can take a great picture. Technology and the internet leveled the playing field.

Grabbing attention can be fleeting. Remember the digital tenet that new things get consumed and forgotten.

But what cements you in someone else’s memory is acting remarkably daring and different.

In a world of masses, it pays to go micro. But the loopholes in individuality are getting smaller and smaller.