Monday, December 16, 2013

Scott's Sunday Sentences, Issue 007

Sentences are my spiritual currency. 

Throughout my week, I'm constantly scouring and learning and reading and annotating from any number of newspapers, blogs, online publications, books, articles, songs, art pieces, podcasts, eavesdroppings, random conversations and other sources of inspiration.

Turns out, most of these sentences can be organized into about eleven different categories, aka, compartments of life that are meaningful to me. And since I enjoy being a signal tower of things that are interesting, I figured, why not share them on a regular basis?

In the spirit of "learning in public," I've decided to publish a weekly digest of my top findings, along with their respective links or reference points. Sentence junkies of the world unite!

Creativity, Innovation & Art 
"Make a character want something, that’s how you begin," from Conversations With Kurt Vonnegut.

Culture, Humanity & Society 
"The diorama was the original virtual reality experience," from the obituary of Fred Scherer.

Identity, Self & Soul 
"Our personal culture is constituted of our point of view, our style, our sense of humor, our unique gifts and drives, our voice and our artist’s sensibility," from Steven Pressfield.

Lyrics, Poetry & Passages 
"Do we have to live in a world of fictions, falsehoods and figments?" from Why Facts Matter.

Meaning, Mystery & Being 
"Happiness is driven more by experience than things," from designing happier cities.

Media, Technology & Design 
"You comment on things, and that substitutes for doing them," from The Circle.

Nature, Health Science 
"Numbers are as close as we get to the handwriting of god," from Pacific Rim.

People, Relationships & Love 
"He accomplished big things by making himself smaller than the moment," from Thomas Friedman's obituary of Mandela.

Psychology, Thinking & Feeling
"Responding to life in a manner that’s free from our conditioning," from Psychology Today.

Success, Life & Career
"People without dirty hands are wrong, doing something makes you right," from The Cult of Done.

Work, Business Organizations
"Any tension sense by anyone anywhere has some place to go to get rapidly and reliably processed into some kind of change," from the genius of Holacracy.

See you next week!