We are not the same person this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a...– - William Somerset Maugham (via quarterlifecoe) // miraculous, beautiful.
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Individual achievement is the focus: Students spend a bulk of their time focusing on improving their GPAs — school is a competition among peers. “But innovation is a team sport,” says Wagner. “Yes, it requires some solitude and reflection, but fundamentally problems are too complex to innovate… // This past year and a half I have been learning about how virtually everything I had learned...
The Thinking Thoughts, They Hurt!
If my right brain was a muscle, I think I’ve been working so hard lately being so creative at will that today it is sprained. …what do you do with a sprained brain?? Liquor and sleep do not seem to quell it for long, and there is no predominantly left-brain work to distribute the load… Egads! SOS! Send for the Sheriff!! But alas…ALAS! No Sheriff can save me from myself...
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I...– Douglas Adams (via louobedlam) (via thresca) (via colortheworld) Yes.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to...– P.J. O’Rourke (via devonlynn) And how.
In conventional schools, students learn so that they can get good grades. My...– Harvard’s Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, ponders how we can educate the next Steve Jobs. Wagner’s insights echo John Seely Brown’s in the excellent A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant...
I think it’s vanity for anyone to say they have no regrets. That they live life on the premise that it is all just some neutral experience that makes up who they are. There is ALWAYS, especially in retrospect, something we could have done differently. Somewhere we could have gone or been. Someone we could have touched; a way we could have stayed or left. Maybe regret in this sense implies...
Perfectionism is self-destructive simply because there is no such thing as...– Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection (via thatkindofwoman) I needed this, today. In feeling so far from perfection it’s getting me down but I just need to remember I’m not in pursuit of perfection, I’m in pursuit of growth. Always growth, and as long as I’m moving I am...
Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr...– Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes) Heh.