Unreliable Criticism

The world is an extremely unreliable critic. The world likes useful; value is personal. Being creative has its own rewards, but acclaim, admiration, or even respect are not to be expected.

Ethan Hawke

Time Travel

It isn’t just saving ideas. It’s about having conversations with your past and future self, so you can develop ideas over time.

I’ve been experimenting with several PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) tools such as Bear Notes and Obsidian. This includes a relatively new feature called back links where you can attach several similar notes to each other. By using double brackets such as [[Photography]] in any note related to photographs each relevant note can be pulled up and referenced easily.

This has been a huge timesaver for me as I’ll jot down notes, messages or links for reference. In its own way, I can go back in time and pull out these notes and develop my chain of thoughts more accurately.

An example of notes backlinked to each other in Obsidian

Worn Out

“We must all either wear out or rust out, everyone of us. My choice is to wear out”

Theodore Roosevelt

More Than Niche

Try to be a legitimately interesting person with all the varied things you find fascinating, and don’t worry if it takes longer than the growth you see from others.

Someone

Restating the Obvious

“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”

George Orwell

Quarantine Day #300

Going nowhere…isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.

-Leonard Cohen

Roll Over Beethoven

“Art alone deterred me. How could I possibly quit the world before bringing forth all that I felt it was my vocation to produce?”

—Ludwig van Beethoven