Tag Archives: Brain Pickings

The Things I Find On The Internet, Pt. 1: Creativity

If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading Maria Popova’s brilliant site, BrainPickings, you really have to head over there.  There are days when I don’t dare wander too far into it because once I’m in, it could be hours … Continue reading

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Why Self-Help Almost Never Is

Here’s the thing about self-help:  If you’re reading a book or an article about how to fix your current miserable existence, or listening to a self-described “expert” tell you and hordes of others how to fix it, it’s not even … Continue reading

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Perfectionism: Creativity’s Joyless Spoiler

“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything” David Foster Wallace This is a tough one. How do you argue against perfectionism when you dearly want everything to be perfect? Writing is an art, a craft, … Continue reading

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Daydreaming: Leave Science Out of It

I didn’t do well in school.  I always thought I was dumb–and it’s possible I really was–but after the teacher wrote on my third grade report card, “Ramona needs to work on her concentration.  She daydreams too much in class”,  … Continue reading

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