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Follow a Career Passion? Let It Follow You - The New York Times
As I considered my options during my senior year of college, I knew all about this Cult of Passion and its demands. But I chose to ignore it. The alternative career philosophy that drove me is based on this simple premise: The traits that lead people to love their work are general and have little to do with a job’s specifics. These traits include a sense of autonomy and the feeling that you’re good at what you do and are having an impact on the world. Decades of research on workplace motivation back this up. (Daniel Pink’s book “Drive” offers a nice summary of this literature.)

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To other young people who constantly wonder if the grass might be greener on the other side of the occupational fence, I offer this advice: Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you as you put in the hard work to become valuable to the world.
life  guide  future 
12 hours ago by sandykoe
Sir William Osler’s Advice to Students: Practice Concentrating on Hard Things
As one of my readers helpfully pointed out recently, chapter 18 of this book contains the following prescriptive gem about how to succeed in an endeavor that requires you to create value with your mind:

“Let each hour of the day have its allotted duty, and cultivate that power of concentration which grows with its exercise, so that the attention neither flags nor wavers, but settles with bull-dog tenacity on the subject before you. Constant repetition makes a good habit fit easily in your mind, and by the end of the session you may have gained that most precious of all knowledge—the power of work.”
life  education 
13 hours ago by sandykoe
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This is why we teach Music. Music is all subjects and Music = more
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David Brooks: The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake - The Atlantic
The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together.
family  community  culture  life  sociology 
2 days ago by thejaymo
Can You Say...Hero? - Mr. Rogers Profile Interview
This article was originally published in the November 1998 issue. Once upon a time, a little boy loved a stuffed animal whose name was Old Rabbit.
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2 days ago by jeffhammond
Guide du Zonard
"Bienvenue sur le guide du zonard.

Il s'adresse aux voyageurs, aux zonards, aux alcoolos, aux déchets de la société(comme moi)... ainsi qu'a tous les êtres humains soucieux de partager de nouvelles connaissances (et puis vous ne pouvez pas savoir ce qui vous arrivera dans le futur, la lecture de ce guide vous sauvera peut-être la vie un jour :Þ)"
life  lulz 
2 days ago by phnk
150 years ago, a world-famous philosopher called busyness the sign of an unhappy person — Quartz

Stephen Evans, a philosophy professor at Baylor University, explains that Kierkegaard saw busyness as a means of distracting oneself from truly important questions, such as who you are and what life is for. Busy people “fill up their time, always find things to do,” but they have no principle guiding their life. “Everything is important but nothing is important,” he adds.

Kierkegaard’s concerns about busyness are also connected with his view of time, and the importance of living in the present. “The unhappy man is always absent from himself, never present to himself,” he wrote. In other words, obsessing over future goals, and keeping frenetically busy with an eye to some far-off date, is a way of distracting oneself from present reality.

Though perhaps he wouldn’t be surprised. Philosophers such as Josef Pieper and Mark Tietjen have argued that Kierkegaard saw busyness as a form of sloth—at the other extreme to laziness, but a vice just the same. Busyness may not look like sloth as we typically imagine it, as a person lolling around and refusing to engage in any activity, but it’s a form of mental or spiritual apathy, a refusal to take up genuine and meaningful work and so, in this sense, it’s lazy.
life  philosophy 
2 days ago by WimLeers
李银河:让自己的生命始终处于爱与被爱之中-李银河-财新博客-新世纪的常识传播者-财新网
1. 物质领域
2. 精神领域 - 音乐美术文学哲学
3. 人际关系领域 - 狂喜来自自爱与被爱, 来自 亲情, 友情和爱情
Life  insight 
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