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Visionaries – 06.12.17

“Creativity and Destruction.” What do Beethoven, Picasso, Thelonious Monk, and Robert Venturi have in common? And share with Angela Duckworth, Lynn Margulis, Kara Walker, and Kathy Acker? They all destroyed an existing cultural form as they created a new one. Today we look at Nietzsche’s para;e of the camel, the lion, and the child as a foundation for creativity. Download …

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Want To Be A Hero? Embrace Suffering and Sacrifice

“Hardships prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary life.” – C.S. Lewis Are pain and suffering destructive experiences to be avoided, or are they opportunities for people to develop an extraordinary life? The wisdom of spiritual philosophies throughout the ages has converged with modern psychological research to produce an answer: Suffering and sacrifice offer profound gains, advantages, and opportunities to those open to such boons. …