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Don Shula: ‘The start is what stops most people’

The start is what stops most people.

Don Shula

RIP

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Being wrong is liberating

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Self-worth take note

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‘Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear’

Image via Deaf Hearing and Communication Center

“Our view of the world is truly shaped by what we decide to hear.”

William James
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Follow the right way

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Can you sit quietly in a room alone?

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

Blaise Pascal, Pensées
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Culture’s (im)permanency

Stacks of culture. (Image via David Grandmougin)

“I love what Terence McKenna thought about culture: it’s not your friend, it’s like furniture, you can sit in it, enjoy it and walk away from it.” – Calibre, drum n bass legend

Culture is the by-product of timelessness. It is too rigid to change within itself but pliable enough to influence the birth of something new.

Take hip-hop for instance. It emerged from the blues and soul genres before it. Today, hip hop lives on through new forms of music like UK grime, which also shares elements of reggae.

Similarly, black culture continues to sows the seeds of American culture to this day.

Some cultures, like some genres and old technologies (e.g. vinyl), stand the test of time. They matter, unlike the fads and interim successors that appear original only to get lost tomorrow.

Culture is a hodgepodge of durable ingredients. It is built on top of something else but stands on its own.