I stopped making anything of my past. All I do is stare ahead at whatever’s in store for me. It’s better this way.
In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.
Similarity and companionship are the currency of attraction, for better or worse.
If we think of procrastination as the flip side of impulsivity—as a failure of self-control rather than a failure of ambition—then the way we approach it shifts.
The coverage of Robin Williams’s death reminds us that, though the media may seek to provide a “reason,” no logic can be brought to the illogic of suicide.
The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?