Observations

What is a Genius Type?

By | August 11th, 2014|Categories: Creative Life, Observations, Philosophy|

A Genius Type is when artist meets entrepreneur. It’s not a statement of how “smart” you are, because intelligence is an out-dated understanding of mental capacity and besides... grit and perseverance beats talent every time. A Genius Type sees the world differently than most, and often seems brilliant. But, perplexingly, the same mind is capable [...]

Are You a Conformist or an Anti-Conformist Conformist?

By | September 24th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Critical Thinking, Observations, Philosophy|Tags: , , , |

The most ancient social duality is the tendency of humans to split into one of two groups: The Conformists or The Anti-Conformist Conformists.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Beer Help Your Golf Game?

By | February 7th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Observations, Philosophy|

Back in my younger days my buddies and I used to play a lot of golf. There was a tucked away course that we loved because it was cheap, laid back, and had very little traffic; great for us because we weren’t exactly your well-dressed, upstanding, country club types. We were barely in our twenties [...]