More wonderful books for personal progress

Continuing this idea that good books provide perspective that can be used to challenge existing beliefs and grow as a person, one might inquire as to what constitutes a good book. Last month I offered some insight related to this when I wrote that the first step to becoming cultured is to start reading great … Continue reading More wonderful books for personal progress

More on being yourself by Ralph Waldo Emerson from Self-Reliance

E.E. Cummings said, "To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." This is a common theme throughout history; the greatest thinkers have praised originality. This is a concept worth continuing a … Continue reading More on being yourself by Ralph Waldo Emerson from Self-Reliance

A Poet’s Advice to Students – Prose by E.E. Cummings about what it means to be yourself

So, if you didn't know, E.E. Cummings is delightful. His words have this strange way of making you feel warm and wonderful inside. It's probably because he's a hoper, and hopers inspire. This is prose. It's a poetic narrative but not a poem. It's about the power of feeling feelings and how feeling feelings is … Continue reading A Poet’s Advice to Students – Prose by E.E. Cummings about what it means to be yourself

The Boat: An interactive graphic novel by Matt Huynh

The Boat is an epic and tragic story of the 16-year-old Mai, whose parents make the decision to send her alone on a boat to Australia after the fall of Saigon created by Matt Huynh. The story is told in an interactive graphic novel format as part of Australian broadcaster SBS's multi-platform recognition of the 40th anniversary … Continue reading The Boat: An interactive graphic novel by Matt Huynh

Timeless advice on how to succeed from the makers of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are the power duo behind a number of cultural-defining cinematic booms, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, and - my favorite movie - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Because I'm such a fan of the lastest Spider-flick, I decided to check out this interview they … Continue reading Timeless advice on how to succeed from the makers of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Intentionality

Will is a force that can be used to construct if one is not guided by blind desire. Thoughts lead to words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. These are powerful statements from Margaret Thatcher, which are further carried by James Allen in As a Man Thinketh. Men and women, he writes, are … Continue reading Intentionality