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“There are some people who don’t wait.”

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Robert Krulwich's 2011 commencement speech at Berkeley's School of Journalism inspires you to fall in love with what you do, who you do it with, and with your dreams.

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Can beauty help us to become better people? – John Armstrong – Aeon

Can beauty help us to become better people? – John Armstrong – Aeon | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it
True beauty pleases the eye and the mind – but can it help us to become better people?

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Schiller thinks of human nature as an arena in which two powerful psychological drives are at work. On the one hand, there is the ‘sense’ drive which lives in the moment and seeks immediate gratification. It craves contact and possession. It can be coarse, as when one yearns to swig great draughts of beer; but it can also be elevated. Schiller associated the sense drive with his friend Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who longed to see things with his own eyes. Goethe was a direct observer, a natural empiricist who immersed himself in practical detail.

The second drive identified by Schiller was the ‘form’ drive: the inner demand for coherence over time, for abstract understanding and rational order. This drive, thought Schiller, seeks to leave behind the peculiarities of one’s own experience and discover universal principles. It is at the heart of justice – which is not about getting what you want for yourself – and is animated by principle. When we think that a person is entitled to a fair trial, we are motivated, Schiller says, by the rational ‘form’ drive. We are loyal to the abstract, general ideal of due process.

What he’s calling the sense drive and the form drive are powerful impulses in us. But they are often in conflict. The demands of the short term are at odds with the hopes of the longer view. Comfort and ease struggle against a sense of duty and responsibility. The allure of freedom clashes with the longing to be steadfast and rooted in existing commitments.


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SAUL WILLIAMS - DNA / Coded Language - YouTube

Shot during CMW 2012 in Toronto Video by Mitch Fillion www.southernsouls.ca www.saulwilliams.com
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Poetry and Music to engage and captivate.
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Paper Architecture

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Artist Ingrid Siliakus translates her love for architecture with carefully cut pop-up paper sculptures, creating paper architecture from a single sheet of paper.
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Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it
"Cherry Blossoms at Jogo Castle" (2006) | click to enlarge. “I never used Excel at work but I saw other people making pretty graphs and thought, ‘I could probably draw with that,’” says 73-year old...
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What would it take for you to make the leap from graphs to art?

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Ira Glass on Storytelling

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If you have style without content..  Write, write, and write some more.  Don't let critics deter you but allow constructive criticisms to guide your word weaving [aka the benevolent domination of minds globally]

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The Harmonica Man

"After nine heart surgeries, "Harmonica Man" Andy Mackie stopped his prescriptions and used the money to spread the joy of music to kids."

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Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style

Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it
When I was a kid, the children in our neighborhood would play in a nearby park every evening. Our undisputed...

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“There are some people who don’t wait.”

“There are some people who don’t wait.” | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it

Robert Krulwich's 2011 commencement speech at Berkeley's School of Journalism inspires you to fall in love with what you do, who you do it with, and with your dreams.

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The Burning House

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"If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."

 

There's something deeply intimate about looking at someone's most treasured possessions.  I see meaning, I see appreciation, I see love.

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The Note Writer: Scott woman scatters uplifting messages around city

The Note Writer: Scott woman scatters uplifting messages around city | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it

"One day last summer, Adam Conkey, a recent Carnegie Mellon University  graduate, was walking through Oakland when he spotted her.

 

The young woman across the street was moving quickly. She taped a white piece  of paper to a glass display case, then walked away. Mr. Conkey crossed the street to read it.

 

The note she left said, "You are most beautiful when you are fully you.""

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Rest is a key part of life

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The lost art of introspection -- even daydreaming -- may be an increasingly valuable but elusive part of life, U.S. researchers said.

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What You Do

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Technology: Can You Disconnect from the ‘Matrix’?

Technology: Can You Disconnect from the ‘Matrix’? | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it

Are you a master of technology in which you use it as a tool to enhance the quality of your life? Or are you addicted to your technology such that it actually hurts the quality of your life? There is a growing body of evidence indicating that overuse of technology has the same neurochemical effects—a shot of dopamine, our bodies’ way of rewarding us—as do addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, and gambling.


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The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination

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"Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent."

"Children help us to mediate between the ide

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This Is What Happens When You Let Random People Lead An Orchestra

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Improv Everywhere stages pranks for one simple reason: to make people happy.

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This Is Water - David Foster Wallace

This Is Water - David Foster Wallace Full Speech David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 -- September 12, 2008) was an award-winning American novelist, short...
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DFW's poignant speech with some thoughts on living a compassionate life.

Shortened text here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/20/fiction

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A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph from Bangladesh

A Final Embrace: The Most Haunting Photograph from Bangladesh | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it
Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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"An embrace in death, its tenderness rises above the rubble to touch us where we are most vulnerable."

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Does Wisdom Bring Happiness (or Vice Versa)?

"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts," said Marcus Aurelius.

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How to rewire your brain to be more optimistic

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Want to feel more optimistic? A new book called Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain suggests that you can rewire your brain to feel more positive and less negative. Try the following four measures to alter your outlook on life.

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Character

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#362 Life after hate is possible

#362 Life after hate is possible | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it

"CBC broadcast the story of a former neo-Nazi skinhead whose past is so ugly and violent it is hard to imagine his metamorphosis is real. Some question whether the transformation he claims to have made is possible."

 

If a leopard can not change its spots, then it's a relief to be human isn't it?

Above all else we are all human.


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Allegory of the Cave

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Know it. Love it.

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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3, 'Water Night'

Composer Eric Whitacre leading a virtual choir of singers from around the world.

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A Point, A Purpose

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Wearelucky.

Wearelucky. | Truth, Beauty, Love | Scoop.it
Wearelucky will selectively pass luck and responsibility to others and record the outcome.
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