Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I’d like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You can’t disappoint me.
The Internet can be more than just a resting place to publish your finished ideas - it can also be an incubator for ideas that aren't fully formed, a birthing center for developing work that you haven't started yet. (p. 82)
Kleon, A. (2012). Steal Like An Artist. Ten Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. Workman Publishing Company: New York.
COMMUNITY AS IDENTITY, NOT A GEOGRAPHICAL LOCALE
SHIFT FROM CONSUMER TO MEMBER
BREAKING FREE FROM DESIRING BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW — NEW STRATEGIES, NOT JUST KNOWN ONES
I’M NOT CREATING AN EXPERIENCE FOR YOU, I AM PROVIDING YOU WITH A SEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE — WE MUST ALL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF THE CREATION PROCESS
DARK SIDES — WE WILL EXPERIENCE NEW ITERATIONS OF PAIN WE MAY NOT HAVE FELT BEFORE AS A RESULT OF NEW WORLDS
FOSTERING CULTURE, OR “HORIZONTAL DEPTH” IN CULTURE CAN BE AT ODDS WITH GROWTH. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR GROWTH TO BE A GOAL?
I GUESS I HAVE TO LEARN TO CODE SO I CAN KEEP EXPANDING UPON APP INTIMACY RE: “I’D LIKE A SPOT THAT’S JUST FOR ME” — BUT ALSO AS THE WORLD EXPANDS, TURNING IN IS WHAT FEELS MOST PROGRESSIVE
COEXISTENCE WITH THIS NEW WORLD AND ITS TECHNOLOGIES VS COERCED DEPENDENCE. A SYMBIOSIS.
LONGEVITY — THE CREATION OF WORLDS YOU DO NOT REGULARLY NEED TO ESCAPE FROM
WHAT CAN WE DO, INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU CAN DO?
THE NEXT ROMANCE I WILL KNOW IS THE PROCESS OF DECODING, THE SUBTLETIES BETWEEN PURE UNDERSTANDING AND THE ENIGMATIC
THE ONBOARDING ISSUE — WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE STEPS; WE HAVE USHERED IN OTHER ERAS AND TECHNOLOGIES, BUT TRANSLATING THEM IN A WAY, IN A CONTEXT, THAT IS BOTH CULTURALLY RESONANT AND INSPIRES EMOTIONAL AFFINITY. LET’S BREAK DOWN THE PROMISE. SEE POINT 2 AGAIN
HOW WILL YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE “HERE” IN THE NEW WORLD?
prioritize being over doing.
live poetically not just productively.
experience life through the senses not only through the mind.
Understanding of the self only arises in relationship, in watching yourself in relationship to people, ideas, and things; to trees, the earth, and the world around you and within you. Relationship is the mirror in which the self is revealed. Without self knowledge there is no basis for right thought and action.