“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost
We tend to put a lot of emphasis on intelligence. I.Q. tests are supposed to tell us what type of person we are, what jobs we’ll have, how successful we’ll be, or how much money we’ll make.
The truth is that when it comes to being highly successful, anything over an I.Q. of 120 is pretty much all the same. In some cases, having a genius level intelligence can even work against you.
That means that even if you’re no smarter than most people, you still have the potential to wield amazing creative powers.
So why are so few people highly creative?
Because there are certain bad habits that kill your creativity. And like all bad habits, they can be broken if you are willing to work at it.
Here are eight of the very worst bad habits that could be holding you back every day: Continue reading 8 Bad Habits that Kill Your Creativity
At one point or another every creative person must feel that everything has been done before. Everything worth writing, worth painting, worth saying. That we can’t possibly capture the essence of life without being copies of someone else.
This is an universal urge, in a way. We feel that we need to step outside certain boundaries, that we have to forget about the rules in order to innovate. We want to be original, to create something new. We want to create a big enough change in the world that’s going to last forever.
Continue reading TMM: The Quest for Innovation
Some are erotic, some are sensual, some are even metaphorical in nature. The most famous of writers have always had a different way of writing love letters – dirty, scandalous even. The by-product of having a wild imagination.
Here are some of the love letters sent by famous writers to their lovers.
Continue reading The Love Letters of Famous Writers
There’s no doubt about the fact that art influences the way we experience reality. In fact, art is so influential that it affects the way we understand reality. Literature, Hollywood flicks, advertising or pop songs change our perception of love and what to expect from our partners.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was famously meant to be a parody of sorts. “These violent delights…” It is a cautionary tale as to how dangerous can be for us to idealize a romantic partner, how perilous it is to give up on everything for them. Yet people find the pair’s death as “romantic.”
Another example? The Great Gatsby. People upload quotes from this novel everywhere, as if the love story between Daisy and Gatsby is romance at its finest. It’s not. Daisy does not love him as much as he does her. Also, this so called “love” corrupts Gatsby to the point that he is nothing without her. Everything he does, it’s because of her.
Is this what we’d truly want from love? Is this what we understand by love?
But all this pales in comparison to the manner in which “love” was defined by 19th century novels. Let’s take a look at some of these novels and the way in which they define relationships. Continue reading Relationship Advice From 19th Century Novels
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It is said art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. Some books achieve that with ease, their characters haunting our thoughts long after we’ve finished reading a book. Apparently, those characters are so endearing that psychologists have decided to name actual psychological disorders after them. They could have named them after themselves, as they tend to do in other fields.
Continue reading Ten Psychological Conditions Named After Literary Characters
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