Sunday, February 16, 2014

Scott's Sunday Sentences, Issue 014

Sentences are my spiritual currency. 

Throughout my week, I'm constantly scouring and learning and reading and inhaling 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 
"Solitude is a precondition for creativity," from Sherry Turkle.

Culture, Humanity & Society 
"Religious institutions could always rely in the past on the relative ignorance of their flock," from Planet Ivy.

Identity, Self & Soul 
"I don’t think anybody who’s ever done everything hasn’t been considered an asshole by the general populace," from Slacker.

Lyrics, Poetry & Passages 
"Instead of waiting to be hit by the light, I decided to become the light instead," from Gaping Void.

Meaning, Mystery & Being 
"The existential threats worthy of your worry engine," from Edge.

Media, Technology & Design 
"We’re paying companies to beta test their technology," from Art Alexakis.

Nature, Health Science 
"We should worry less about our species losing its biosphere than losing its soul," from Douglass Rushkoff.

People, Relationships & Love 
"This idea of a soul mate, of someone who will come to complete us and save us from having to take care of ourselves," from Before Midnight.

Psychology, Thinking & Feeling
"Someone who has inconvenient feelings," from Feelings Schmeelings.

Success, Life & Career
"Instead of telling people what you want to do, show them who you are and let them fill in the blanks," from a job interview.

Work, Business Organizations
"The artifact isn't just a product of an exercise, but a rubric for operable behaviors at all levels of the organization," from a brandtag.

See you next week!