Tuesday, May 03, 2011

High Curiosity

Twice a week I get a nice email in my in box from Robert Glen.
They are always well written, he has a way with the written word that paints color in my mind a way that I aspire to be able to write like.

Today he he waxed colorfully on the art of measuring yourself for four virtues--motivation, curiosity, work habits and ego force--you can get an idea how your own chances stack up.

Then again you might just become a roaring success by being lackadaisical, ignorant, lazy and without confidence. In the funny game we call art, it's been done. Regarding ego force, we don't always like people who have it. If you have it, and need to be liked, you ought to consider letting most of it come out the end of your brush.

"What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent--is not having access to more and more learning places, resources, and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skill, and judgment, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of people around them." (John Holt)




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1 comment:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Interesting video. Funny, they get on my in school about holding my brushes that very way! My favorite was the stroll thru those trees.