Thursday, June 16, 2016

Creators and Consumers

I've been saying the past couple of months there are 2 types of people - consumers and creators. To my amazement I just read a book, The Tools, that states exactly that.

Here what it says with a little bit of my own words mixed in:

There are 2 types of people - the consumer and the creator.

The consumer is only interested in what he can get from the world, not what he might add to it. He jumps from thing to thing (manic), his energy diffused, and makes no impact on the world. When his time on earth is over, it's as if he never lived.

The creator sets to make an impact on the world. He doesn't accept the world as he finds it. He brings things into the world that aren't already there. He doesn't follow the herd and he sets his own course. He ignores the reactions of others. He resists superficial distractions and remains focused on his goals even if he has to sacrifice immediate gratifications. Any of us can live by this code but few of us do. It means putting your life at service of higher forces. These forces can't be found on the surface of life. They are found at its depths. The creator's energy must have the singular force of a drill breaking through stone into the great abyss. This abyss is also where enlightenment is. It is in the depths where we find the height of existence. As we go into the depths of darkness, we see the brightest light.

New ideas can't form until the old ones are destroyed. In this spiritual evolution, it is logical that we are experiencing such tragic events. I am hopeful and I believe that these events are the logical precursor to a new spiritual world.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Being Punk

"It was all about taking risks and not being afraid to fail"

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Quote from Morrissey Autobiography

"I cried for poetic language and I cried out to find those who were unafraid, those free agents, unbigoted and unshackled. I didn't want to live unseen, camouflaged within the crowd. I knew then that life could only ever be changed for the better because somebody somewhere had taken a risk - often with their own life."

Morrissey interview from 1991:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alexandra Anikeeva

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Duane Michaels

"The best part of us is not what we see, it's what we feel. We are what we feel. We are not what we look at . . .. We're not our eyeballs, we're our mind. People believe their eyeballs and they're totally wrong . . .. That's why I consider most photographs extremely boring--just like Muzak, inoffensive, charming, another waterfall, another sunset. This time, colors have been added to protect the innocent. It's just boring. But that whole arena of one's experience--grief, loneliness--how do you photograph lust? I mean, how do you deal with these things? This is what you are, not what you see. It's all sitting up here. I could do all my work sitting in my room. I don't have to go anywhere"

I would take this a step further and say we're not our eyeballs, we're not our mind, we're our heart.

Thursday, November 1, 2012