Sunday, October 30, 2011

Those that make it

Life, the process of change, including culture and technology, that goes counter to the decay of entropy, thrives on the availability of choices, the freedom to acquire the features that enables something to thrive. How many paths of people starting out, dreaming, wanting to accomplish something great, ended when there were no other choices but to give up. All that we have today are the few that made it, a Steve Jobs, or an Edison, the lucky ones who had all the ingredients to thrive. So the question is, is there a brew, a set of ingredients, that explode the choices of life, like a magical elixir that turns barren earth to lush lavish greenery twisting and exploding with activity. This life accelerator is probably words, insight about how creativity and intelligence works, how people can assemble and be more than the sum of their parts, how people transcend their animal beginnings, how people best search, dream, and make things that are real, that change the world forever.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Old Musicians

Actors and musicians when they are older and less able are still better than they ever were. They no longer have to prove their greatness. They see the big picture and serve the material. All the effort and concern for themselves goes to understanding the material and takes it beyond any average actor.

Life is like this too. You don't control the world. You are not the sole author of anything. Its all bits and pieces out there, steered and examined, pushed into something greater than what was their before. Those that put their name on and own all that they touch miss something. They never look out and see the world. They only look in and see what the world sees of them. A small vision that leads to a small person. Better to look at the world with no concern for vanity, and find something greater than oneself and be a part of it.