“You all have some passion, You all know what it is. So I want you to think about that field instead of learning about that field. Instead of being a student of that field, be the field—whether it’s music, or architecture, or science, or whatever.”
Jacob Barnett
“It’s the outliers, the oddballs, the unusual kids who often have the most to offer. And our whole system has turned into a factory. We crank people through, certificates, qualifications, degrees and stultify, don’t reward creativity, unusual ideas — which we all know is what counts.”

Tomorrow’s cities: How the Venus Project is redesigning the future

"People are so busy accumulating wealth, property and money that they have lost meaning of a human being." - Jacque Fresco, the 97-year old Architect behind the Venus Project proposal. 

The project may seem impossible but all the great projects in human history started with a novel idea. 

“The man who follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.”
R. S. Donnell
“Curiosity is the rocket fuel that powers our civilization.”
“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”

Rosalind Franklin

The modern day world won’t work like the way it does today without real science. 

“When exactly were you brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living is to have a job?”
Seth Godin
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristotle
“Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer.”
“The truth is that working for oneself is the only way one can truly ensure that they will have their dream job. The only person that can give you your dream job is you. A real dream job can’t ever be taken from you. Because no one can take your dreams.”

chartier:

A gift from a friend.

Thank you, friend.

I so want one. 

“Don’t be disheartened by setbacks because at the end of day someone, somewhere is going through a much tougher time than you are.”
“Advice to Students: When choosing a career, consider jobs where the idea of a vacation from it repulses you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
“If you spend your life doing what you love, the speed at which the world goes on and changes around you is irrelevant.”

Milton Glaser

“Being true to yourself and doing what you’re passionate about and recognizing that maybe that’s actually going to cause millions of people not to love you”

John Siracusa (Hypercritical Episode 100, 66th minute)

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Listening to Hypercritical was my favourite weekend past-time for the past couple of years. I’m a bit sad to see it end because i”ll miss those epic Siracusa rants. The show single handedly changed the way i look at products/services. 

I’ve really enjoyed every minute of those 100 episodes + their corresponding After Dark shows. It has been a great ride. 

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