Does it make you happy? Work I mean. Are you content with your lot? Our western industrialised culture says that you shouldn’t be. To be content, to be happy where you are equals lack of ambition and stagnation. “Become a better version of you!” The 30-something internet self-development man says. To be ambitious in the modern sense is to believe in a future where life is better somewhere other than here and now Therefore life is not good where we are.
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The Artist’s Manifesto is for artists and creative people. It is your call to return to the passion of your craft, to create beautiful and unique things purely for the sake of it. It asks you to disregard the need for recognition and applause, and instead embrace your true creative spirit. It speaks your language. Enter your details to download your free copy.
The Podcast For Creative Thinkers
Larry presents The Larb, an almost daily podcast for artists and creative thinkers. We’ll discuss the creative process, how to find and build your audience, how to market your work online and how to find creative success while staying true to the art. If you are a small business owner or a creative who’s thinking about it, this show is for you.
Last Tuesday I paid a visit to Eddie Doherty, Handweaver in a small town called Adara, Co. Donegal on the northwest coast of Ireland. I had been in his shop a few days before, just browsing, not looking for anything in particular. When I saw the set-up, I immediately thought that a conversation between us would make a good episode for the Podcast.
This week on Sunday Letters I’m discussing the subject of propaganda, of public relations. I’m looking at the practice undertaken by corporations and governments the world over to engineer the consent of the masses towards their aims. Download the 1928 book titled; Propaganda, by the controversial figure, Edward L. Bernays.