You have problems, I have advice. This advice isn't sugar-coated - in fact, it's sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.
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A friend and I have an old bad habit. We have several abandoned creative projects between us, and when we see a new TV show, movie or book that resembles one of those projects, we end up comparing the two. We point out all the flaws in the actual finished work to our unsullied ideas that were never executed.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
This week's Mid-Week Meditation comes from Seneca's letters addressed to Lucilius, the then-procurator of Sicily. Scholars aren't sure if he and Lucilius actually corresponded or not, but nevertheless, Seneca penned 124 letters to him. These are all collected in the work Letters From a Stoic, or the Moral Letters to Lucilius.
You've got problems, I've got advice. This advice isn't sugar-coated -- in fact, it's sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.
The first couple years after university are a time of huge changes in your life, both personal and professional. Looking back on those years, we can often clearly see what we learned that was most helpful to getting us to where we are today. If you had to pick one, what was the most important thing you learned in the first few years after college?
If there's one common thread amongst some of the best university commencement speeches out there, it's failure. University, it turns out, is easy compared to the rest of life, and to prepare you for that, everyone from Denzel Washington to J.K. Rowling have dedicated their time in front of graduates to help us all remember that.