it is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

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this is what you shall do…

love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning god, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. – ww




secrecy, censorship, dishonesty, and blocking of communication threaten all the basic needs – ahm

MASLOW modern hierarchycontemporary model of self-actualization

listen to a 1966 recording of Abraham Maslow on Self-Actualization here


make your soul grow

kurt vonnegut library

Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. — Kurt Vonnegut

come to the edge

the biggest danger is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge…

human beings are ambiguous, uncertain, and imperfect…

imagination, not calculation, is the “difference” that makes the difference…

in any creative endeavor you will be discomfited and that is part of learning…

in order to problem solve and observe, you ought to know how to: analyze, probe, question, hypothesize, synthesize, select, measure, communicate, imagine, initiate, reason, create…  — red burns