Every Single One of us Has Demons – 7 Takeaways for August 8, 2021

1. “. . . care more than everybody else . . .” Ignorant, but curious – Austin Kleon – (Blog) The full quote: If you care more than everybody else, you pay better attention, and you see things that others don’t see. To ask the questions that need to be asked, you have to care more than others about what happens, but care less about what others might think of you in the moment. I got here via a circle of curiosity: Rob Walker on curiosity (Kleon) -> The Art of Noticing (Rob Walker’s Newsletter) -> Curiouser? (Rob Walker) -> … Read more

Irrationally Compassionate – 7 Takeaways for August 1, 2021

1. “The thing we often forget is that humans value freedom over truth.” When 1 + 1 = 3 – Lawrence Yeo – (More to That, blog) This is another in a series of items I’ve encountered in recent weeks trying to make sense of the incredible divisions in the world today. I think I’ve mentioned before the concept that community trumps the truth. Yeo adds yet another item that resonates, particularly here in the United States: for many freedom is more important than the truth. But keep in mind that the disbelief you may feel about the other tribe’s … Read more