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  • Gavin shared from The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators by M. Gungor
    capitalism has the tendency to make money the central and most important human value in our dealings with others. Money is too often the primary measuring stick that we use to judge the value of something, but there are other values that are healthier measuring sticks for determining the value of human work. Beauty. Truth. Honesty. The exploration of the human spirit. The expression of real love. Money is not the root of all kinds of evil. The love of money is. It’s also the root of a lot of bad art.
    Note: art & money
  • Gavin shared from The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators by M. Gungor
    Entitlement is not a friend of art. Work is. Pain is.
    Note: so true
  • Gavin shared from The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators by M. Gungor
    All great human achievement or cultural advancement comes from people stepping out of the traditional and expected courses. The music that many of us love today never would have been created had not composers like Beethoven or Wagner broke the rules that had been set for them. This is how innovation works. Somebody breaks a rule and steps outside of the expected box. Eventually, that unexpected action becomes the new norm, the new box, until someone else comes along and breaks the new set of rules. The role of the creator is an inherently precarious one.
    Note: someone has to start it...
  • Gavin shared from The Crowd, The Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators by M. Gungor
    Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.
    Note: interesting connection
  • Gavin shared from Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living by Rueben P. Job
    Doing good, like doing no harm, is a proactive way of living. I do not need to wait to be asked to do some good deed or provide some needed help. I do not need to wait until circumstances cry out for aid to relieve suffering or correct some horrible injustice. I can decide that my way of living will come down on the side of doing good to all in every circumstance and in every way I can. I can decide that I will choose a way of living that nourishes goodness and strengthens community.
    Note: simple rule #2
  • Gavin shared from Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell, Chap Clark
    A rich and sustainable faith recognizes that as I walk in community with God’s people, I ultimately discover who I am.
    Note: importnce of being in community
  • Gavin shared from Untitled: Thoughts on the Creative Process by Blaine Hogan
    No one cares about your ideas or how great a pitch-person you are if you can't execute your vision.
  • Gavin shared from Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
    Whole grains (gluten-free, if you’re sensitive) are a big part of the Crazy Sexy approach. Good choices: millet, quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, wild rice, amaranth, and teff as whole grains or pastas, 100 percent buckwheat soba noodles (most brands contain wheat), Tinkyada rice pasta, Ancient Harvest quinoa pasta.
  • Gavin shared from Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
    If you believe intelligence is a fixed quantity, then every educational and professional encounter becomes a measure of how much you have. If you believe intelligence is something you can increase, then the same encounters become opportunities for growth.
    Note: how do we see our interctions with others?
  • Gavin shared from Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
    If you want to work with more Type I’s, the best strategy is to become one yourself. Autonomy, it turns out, can be contagious.
    Note: hmmmm
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