In today’s Sunday Letters article, I’m taking a look at the paradox of work. We need it but we resent it. Given the choice, if the need for money was not the prime mover, we might not even do what we do. We can’t wait to get away from it. We look forward to Fridays and dread Monday mornings. There is the belief in us that somewhere in the future it will get better, we’ll have more money, life will be easier.
In the latter half of the 20th century creativity and the source of genius began to surface as legitimate topics of inquiry for the science of psychology. As such there is a wealth of information available to help us better understand the source of creativity in human beings. In this category I offer you non fiction creativity books, fiction and other documents to assist you better understand the source of, and develop your own creative intelligence.
After a considerable amount of time chin scratching, I have finally set a date for The Artist’s Manifesto Launch. My previous date for publication came and went due to other commitments. The completion of the new studio/office took precedence, and oh I must not forget that little detail of needing to fund that project. Other commitments came into play there too.
If you are currently feeling an creative downward trend, then I’ve got a couple of books that may help you boost creativity and get yourself back in the groove. These 10 books that may help you boost creativity have been penned by people from various walks of life.
In his book The End of Time, Julian Barbour puts forward the proposition that what we perceive as the passage of time is an illusion. He says, if we could stand outside the universe and ‘see it like it really is’, it would appear to be static. I’m on board with this idea. Here I introduce you to his book and a new idea of time and space.
Inspiration and influence is everywhere, and so I think we need to make a conscious effort to feed our minds consciously rather than by default. So in an effort to help you discover new material I’m going to offer you a couple of books every month that I’ve enjoyed or I am currently reading.
Why are we here? Where do we come from? What is time and space? Where do we go when we die? As long as I can remember I’ve thought deeply about things. As a kid I’d lie awake at night until all hours thinking about myself and my place in the world. No I’m working on a book that might answer some of those questions
Is Time Real? I’m afraid you’ll have to be the judge of that for yourself. This book won’t tell you to believe in anything in particular – in fact it’s quite the opposite. I’d hope that you’ll be moved to question and doubt everything.