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October 22 2011

We are the cho­sen ones, for we have cho­sen our­selves.
— @kewagi

This wonderful sentence alone deserves a seperate post.
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We drift from block to block, from city to city, travers­ing con­ti­nents and time­zones. We live in cheap hos­tels, tiny flats and aban­doned struc­tures, scav­eng­ing the left-overs of a fall­en in­dus­tri­al so­ci­ety.

We speak many tongues, but one lan­guage. We smell ri­ots long be­fore they hap­pen, and sense wire­less hotspots. We dis­trust all that claim to lead us, and fear those who pre­tend to pro­tect us.

We in­hab­it new worlds in­side and out­side our heads our an­ces­tors didn’t dare to dream about. We are leav­ing their dreams of ma­te­ri­al wealth be­hind and spin new ones of lib­er­ty and life and hap­pi­ness.

We hate those who de­mand re­spect with­out earn­ing it. We phase in and out of dif­fer­ent re­al­i­ties and change our per­son­ae like un­der­wear. We are dig­i­tal con­quis­ta­dors, ex­plor­ing the strange new plane that pro­duced us.

We con­sid­er gen­der, skin col­or and spir­i­tu­al align­ment as ac­ces­soires we can wear, not as defin­ing as­pects of our­selves. We dis­re­gard na­tions, for we are chil­dren of the city and the riv­er.

We are born as the slaves of a dy­ing time, strug­gling to get free.

We are the cho­sen ones, for we have cho­sen our­selves.
We are the new.
A fanfare for those who are still alive. – @kewagi
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October 08 2011

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Frank Chimero for Do Lectures: "a small relic that points to the auspicious wonder at the soul of making"
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October 06 2011

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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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October 04 2011

Yes, things are a little screwy all over the place, but you can do ANYTHING you want now. NONE of the perfect software has been written. It's all waiting for improvement. You can do anything you want and profit from it.
— Wccrawford countering the previous post on Hacker News

September 08 2011

Think about what it is you’d like to be doing this time next year and set aside thirty minutes each day to practice that thing. No magical formulas, no great and powerful scheme. Thirty minutes. Every day. And then what? ... What if you’d spent four hours? Those four hours you’ve been known to spend with the TV, with the computer? Could you? What would happen? ... What if you spent all day? ... What if you got so good at practicing that thing that you figured out a way to make it your job and then every single day you woke up and someone, somewhere paid you - just to keep practicing?
Dallas Clayton
Tags: motivate
Reposted byeglerionnameherhopeiheartthisLizieIslandMike

July 02 2011

Every time we sit down to write, draw, design, paint, dance, we do so because we believe there will be a tomorrow. Every movement and each creation says, “The world is not done yet.” To make is to be optimistic. We get to make tomorrow for ourselves and one another. We create to ease pain, to increase pleasure, and to get happy, believing that the goodness can be sustained. If we can do this for ourselves, we are lucky. When we are able to do so for others, we are tending towards glory.
Frank Chimero
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June 20 2011

I am having a burst of growth right now! My body is fully developed, but that is no excuse to not keep growing in other directions! #awesome
Tags: motivate

June 15 2011

Nothing better than seeing people use things you made, apply tools you created, spread ideas you shared, enjoy parties you throw.
Tags: motivate
Reposted bynungee nungee

June 02 2011

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Feeling demotivated? Not happy of yourself? This kid's here to help.
Reposted bywartemal wartemal

April 20 2011

Statistically speaking, you will die having missed almost everything. ...

You don't need to do it all. You just need to do it well. ...

The more motivating question for me is: what have I produced? If time is an input, what is my output? ...

Anything I accomplish will only have temporary meaning. And no, that doesn't bum me out. ...

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." ...

The connection between beings is what life is about – a moment of escape from our corporal prisons. ...

Experience is not about quantity, it's about those magical moments when your world expands in a violent flight, and about learning to love the world in new ways. ...

If you were the last person on the planet, would you still read and listen to music? ...

It is so effortless today to produce art that works of incredible beauty are common enough to no longer be particularly notable. If it looks like nobody stands above the rest as clearly as Mozart or Beethoven once did, it is because the top end has become crowded, not because it was depopulated. ...

Just because [books have] been the norm does not make them the best method of knowledge transfer.

[Today more than ever,] it is an important ability being able to find, understand and implement stored knowledge. The killer app for knowledge is no longer distribution but contextual searching of data.
Hacker News: The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything aka why I love HN. So much food for thought on a single page.
Reposted bycitizen428RK

April 14 2011

[What] usually happens when you probe concepts is one of the most wondrous experiences I know of, exhilarating and unnerving at the same time, dizzying. I call it sense of could: taking an entrenched concept and realizing it is not necessarily so, discovering your singularity is just an instance of something subtler, deeper, finding out your rose is one among thousands, seeing that what you thought fixed is just another degree of motion.
elzr: Certainty

April 03 2011

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Tales Of Mere ExistenceMy Favorite Artistic Advice (by Sol LeWitt)
Tags: motivate
Reposted byjain7thwizard23RK

March 29 2011


We’ve passed far beyond what we’d ever thought was possible, so now it’s a matter of figuring out next steps — or all of a dozen different next steps.

The tough part isn’t just keeping those dozen balls juggling in the air; it’s dealing with the perception that all of these balls are delicate rare eggs, and thus that any potential move has a million wrong moves for every right one.

The danger of this fear is that the eggs, rather than being juggled, might instead be passed from hand to hand slowly and carefully, with a lot of questions and discussion and hand-wringing first, with plans extensively written to someday throw some eggs into the air… and meanwhile the eggs sit there spoiling while the plan is being written.

Machine of Death » Death cards, hardcovers, and a talent show!
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Rock before talking: Go right from the inspiration -- the vision -- to actually making it. Don't think it through. Don't talk about it. Don't plan it. Dive in and start making it happen. If you do that -- if you can start rocking -- you'll get some momentum, and when you have some momentum then the project has a chance, because now you're into it. It's going somewhere, it's tangible.
Less Talk More Rock – Boing Boing
Tags: motivate
Reposted byRK RK

February 23 2011

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is right now.
Hacker News
Reposted byylem235astridf4m8cliffordmondkroeteorbispictus

January 02 2011

Manipulate your surroundings to harness the power of inertia, so you needn't spend your precious reserves of willpower at all. ... Instead of consciously and continually striving hard to be better, make things automatic.
Abandon resolutions. Stop looking for a soulmate. Reject positive thinking – The Guardian
Tags: motivate
Reposted byjaphy japhy

December 24 2010

Light a small fire, watch the smoke rise, watch the paths clear, stand in awe of what you’ve done, warm yourself, then move along to light another.
Dallas Clayton
Tags: motivate todo
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December 21 2010

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Why live?
I find "space for new life" to be a pretty bad argument for death, and these folks obviously take more pleasure from convincing other people than I do, but overall: Yes.
Crisis is like a wall telling us: "Your old strategies got you this far but won't get you any further".
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