L’aventure peut te blesser mais la monotonie te tuera
"Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you."
Many of you requested that I put my lecture notes from Monday’s talk online, so here they are (just click the “Read More” link below this paragraph — it’s a mother of a post and I didn’t want to clog up everyone’s dashboards).
I mention Jonathan Lethem’s wonderful essay on creative appropriation — The Ecstasy of Influence — down in the “Suggested Reading” section, but reading through this outline really makes me want to reiterate just how many of these ideas I have lifted or regurgitated from other creators. I’ve given credit wherever I know how to, but know that this stuff gets said a great deal because deep down we all know it.
The information is simple. It’s doing The Work that’s hard.
I challenge you all to make something tomorrow. Something small. Start as small as you can. But make something.
We who are likewise about to make things salute you.
Because everything is already perfect,
there is nothing beyond to attain.
Free your Self of imperfection.