Creative Life

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Having to do with proactively engineering your life experience. Once you’ve taken care of your practical side, what are you going to do?

Why Smart People do Dumb Things

By | July 23rd, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Observations, Philosophy|

Isn't it strange how smart people tend to do dumb things? I guess it's one of those paradoxes of life when a computer genius locks himself out of his house, or a science whiz can't remember where she left the pencil she used two minutes before. It's almost as if geniuses are using so much [...]

Critical Thinking 101 :: Duality

By | July 10th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Critical Thinking, Philosophy|

The foundation of learning to think critically is the ability to recognize duality. Duality is a universal principle (like gravity, exponential growth, or synergy) existing in multiple aspects of our life, environment, and universe. On the most basic level, duality is the existence of opposing forces in the universe. "To every action there is always [...]

No One Feels Sorry for Someone Who Feels Sorry for Himself

By | June 12th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Observations, Philosophy, Relationships|

It's funny how empathy works. It's easy to feel for someone who's completely unselfsish and sweeps their own pain under a rug; but the second they demand our sorrow, our will to empathize with them vanishes. Paradox This phoenomenon seems to work against logic. We empathize with (and help) those who need it least (or [...]

The First Clue You’re Not A Critical Thinker

By | June 11th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Critical Thinking, Observations, Philosophy|

I'm starting to get concerned with what I see as a global decline in critical thinking. The fact that the United States as a country and the world as a whole are both becoming more and more polarized is evidence that people are trending towards banding together in a group-think mentality instead of forming opinions [...]

How to Be an Artist and Still Eat

By | June 1st, 2007|Categories: Creative Career|

The theme of Genius Types is the balance of Creative Life and Online Income. The idea grew from a struggle to reconcile the competing creative and practical forces of my personality in my twenties. I was known as both an artist and an entrepreneur in junior high and high school. My dual passions for art [...]

The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass

By | April 26th, 2007|Categories: Observations|

Every time I catch the scent of freshly cut grass, no matter where I am, my life pauses for a moment as I transport back to one of my favorite places and feelings of all time... I used to have a lawn mowing business in high school where I spent countless hours gliding over lawns [...]