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When bad behaviour does a good turn – Kristin Ohlson – Aeon
That observation fits neatly with research from the psychologist Roy Baumeister of the Florida State University, who showed that highly entitled people don’t have stronger desires, they just have less conflict – less guilt and overthinking when it comes to acting on those desires. Because they act on their creative fantasies, they often wind up launching ideas and enterprises that benefit the whole society.
creativity  selfishness 
may 2015 by kme
CBR TV @ SDCC: Walter & Louise Simonson on Lengthy Careers & Forgetting How to Draw - Comic Book Resources
"Oh yeah," Walter agreed. "That still happens occasionally."

"It's like, 'Oh my god, nothing I'm drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.' And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn't look good to you anymore, it's because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you've made a leap in your own craft."

"That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn't draw anymore," said Walter.

"It's a physical thing," Louise said. "If you had seen it you would see that he hadn't forgotten how to draw, but he suddenly could see and understand better how to draw. But his hand just hasn't learned yet."
craft  creativity  doubt 
august 2014 by kme

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