Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.
Process makes you more efficient. But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea.
Everyone is addicted to validations and human connections
Those who applaud social production and networked amateurism, the colorful cacophony that is the Internet, and the creative capacities of everyday people to produce entertaining and enlightening things online, are right to marvel. There is amazing inventiveness, boundless talent and ability, and overwhelming generosity on display. Where they go wrong is thinking that the Internet is an egalitarian, let alone revolutionary, platform for our self-expression and development, that being able to shout into the digital torrent is adequate for democracy.
Wealth and power are shifting to those who control the platforms on which all of us create, consume, and connect. The companies that provide these and related services are quickly becoming the Disneys of the digital world—monoliths hungry for quarterly profits, answerable to their shareholders not us, their users, and more influential, more ubiquitous, and more insinuated into the fabric of our everyday lives than Mickey Mouse ever was. As such they pose a whole new set of challenges to the health of our culture.
The global judgment of ignorance turns against the wearer. If you have the weakness to think that someone is ignorant, look in what context what he knows becomes gold.
If the other is a source of knowledge, the reciprocal is immediate. I am, too, whatever my temporary social position, whatever the ruling that the school institution has pronounced on my account, I, too, am for the others an opportunity for learning. Through my life experience, my professional background, my social and cultural practices, and since knowledge is coextensive with life, I offer knowledge resources to a community. Even if I am unemployed, even if I have no money, even if I do not have a diploma, even if I struggle in a suburb, even if I do not know how to read, I am not "a zero". I am not interchangeable. I have an image, a position, a dignity, a personal and positive value within the Knowledge Space. All humans have the right to be recognized as an identity of knowledge.