The Big Think

October 9, 2013

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Filed under: Business — jasony @ 12:45 pm

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People:

“I frequently find myself thinking about whether I am an artist or an entrepreneur.

I am simply trying my best to create my own unique path.

It is safe to say that more and more entrepreneurs are artists, and artists of all kinds are entrepreneurs. And the trend is only on the rise as all things (art, science, technology, business, culture, spirituality) are increasingly converging.

Creativity is the common theme that drives both entrepreneurs and artists alike. But creative people are often also paradoxical.”

10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People (click through to read the explanations of each). I think most of these are spot on:

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

4.Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

5. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

9.Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

In Their Own Words

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 6:32 am

The obvious retort is “well, the Republicans wanted to raise the debt limit when they were in power too, so they’re hypocrits.” To which I answer yes they are.

Too bad there isn’t a group of people in Washington willing to try and block legislation we can’t afford (legislation that’s massively broken and doens’t work anyway), a group willing to go to the mat to stop a debt limit increase (again), and refuse to play by the rules that have gotten us into this mess.

Look, everyone– everyone— agrees that Washington is broken. Everyone would say that we’re borrowing too much money (40 cents of every dollar spent is borrowed or printed), and everyone (except politicians) agrees that we can’t just keep riding this train forever. The tracks end when the money ends. Either at collapse or massive inflation caused by overprinting. But somehow when it’s your team in the White House there are suddenly good reasons to keep supporting the status quo. It’s only going to get fixed when we wise up and stop spending so much. Make like Dave Ramsey and tear up the national credit card, fix entitlements before they drown us, and live responsibly as a country and a culture.

What can’t go on forever, won’t. The only question is do we exit this mess by our own volition or do we keep going until the solution is forced upon us?

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