Advise to myself, to-do-list, reminders for life generally.

remember everything is connected.   start anywhere.   learn to fail, or fail to learn.   master yourself.    create your own systems.    good questions are very important.    strike a balance between thinking and doing.    mind and body are not separate.     exercise.    walk when you can.     books and travel are more important than cars and houses.    keep a journal/sketchbook/blog.    every person is your teacher.     no segregation by age, gender, race or sexual orientation.

never forget that things change.  act or be acted upon.   learn to filter information.   enjoy the company of free spirits.   heart and head in equal masures.   creation > criticism.   reading is essential.   laugh when ever you can.    the world is not a burden.    keep a reading list.     never stop playing games.    dont hold peoples games against them.     decide which games you want to join.    feel free to change your mind.   money is a means not an ends.

resist cultural paranoia.  read nietzsche.  read kerouac.  study john cage.   self direction.   photography and video, but dont get lost in the medium.   loose connections are often as pivotal as close ones.   character is more powerful than public  opinion.   read emerson and theoreau.   swim in the sea.   why do you want the things you want?   when you feel sad, get active.  there’s always more work to do.   you are not your job.  be aware that the majority of the world is anti-intellectual.

majorities usually devolve to the lowest common denominator.   none-the-less learn  to work in groups.   most peoples ideas of “cheating” revolve around archaic systems.   as soon as you get power, disperse it.   absolute power corrupts absolutely.  ignore any of this if you need to.   involve yourself with things greater than you are.

have a mission.  think ahead.  leave a legacy.  economic injustice is nothing new.  economic injustice institutionalises racism.   don’t tune out poverty or madness.   help others who are close to you first.  people, NOT numbers.  socratic method = specific > general.  rationalism doesn’t explain everything.    learn from people as well as books.   spend some time in new york city.    try and be polite.   we wish to use history only insofar as it serves the living – Nietzsche.   life=thought.    infinite contingency.

follow links/subconsious flows.   1 -2- 1 relationships.   studio as a room of one’s own.    post studio art vs family living.    whose office can you borrow?   start your own business.  learn to forget the right things.   delegation of power as a means of democratic circulation.   learn to be your own best teacher.   your teachers are those who might be of some assistance.   homework is for slow students.    a good student assigns their own work.    if all you have is a hammer, every problem is  a nail.   what artwork isnt pedagogical to other artists?

academic but not dry.  my great moments of education so far involved flirtation.   sloppy, sexy, intellectualism.  crush as theory object.   feel free to have your own sense of humour.  charisma as commodity.   community building as enlightening self interest.  ideas are a dime a dozen.  fabrication for the masses.  intense boredom is a resource.   it’s a privilege  to be alive right now.  more hours in a day.   be so busy that rejection never fazes you.   lifelong learning.   buzzwords and data clouds.  uncommon sense is in demand and in short supply.  copy /paste/delete.   use your library card. easy come – easy go.  seperate your wants from needs.  whether for a job or a  lover,, make sure you want instead of need. don’t be needy.

don’t fear making mistakes in public, just keep going.   feminism taught – the personal is the political. surprise yourself.  our problems help give meaning to our lives,  in many respects giving is better than recieving.  never wait for freedom – seize it.

Published by smizz

I've had this blog since I was 17. I use it process thinking & work. It's changed with how my life has changed. Artist → Re-evaluating life→ Rad Oncology graduate + public health worker→ @lab4living PhD-er → Want 2 make a positive difference → Rule-Breaker → LIVE DRAWZ! → councillor! → Loves cities → rides fixie → adventures → wanna be ramen master → <3 Tokyo + NYC

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