uniqpath Looking at broader cultural trends, Murray Gell-Mann disputes the idea that we are living at a time of cultural decline. "We're actually at a high point in our history, but we don't see it. You have to remember we live at a time when the ordinary person — the mass man, as Ortega y Gasset wrote in La Rebelión de las Masas — has broken through."

In the short run, he concedes, we are seeing some discouraging developments: "The bonds of our society are loosening: values like peace, quiet, cleanliness, and civility — all the things that distinguish us from a banana republic."

But he thinks this may be a sort of temporary optical illusion: "In the long run, it's a remarkable thing to be living at a time when the ordinary person has a chance to be educated, to shape his own life, and take a part in political and even cultural affairs."
          Here's to the crazy ones.
          The misfits.
          The rebels.
          The troublemakers.
          The round pegs in the square holes.

          The ones who see things differently.

          They're not fond of rules.
          And they have no respect for the status quo.

          You can quote them, disagree with them,
          glorify or vilify them.
          About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

          Because they change things.

          They push the human race forward.

          While some may see them as the crazy ones,
          we see genius.

          Because the people who are crazy enough to think
          they can change the world, are the ones who do.

~ Book of the month ~

~ A Few Words of Wisdom ~

Just a thought

When we miss it, it really does pass us by.

Rick Rubin, The Creative Act

It’s helpful to consider there are always more

options available to us than we might realize.

Rick Rubin, The Creative Act

We receive these types of messages all the time, if we remain open to them.

We might read a book and find a quote leaping off the page.

Rick Rubin, The Creative Act


Learn faster than the world changes.
In a world that never stops changing,
you can never stop learning and growing.