A lot of my perspective is based on Abraham Heschel. And one of the things he wrote is, I think, very applicable to child development because he said the act teaches you the meaning of the act. He said, “I don’t care why you’re doing the good deed. Do the good deed.” And that’s a wonderful lesson for children. Say, “I want you to do this.” And you say, “Well, you know, I’m only doing it for you. How’s that going to be any good?” And you say, “Just do it. Just do it fully and do it and you’ll get something out of the doing. The act, the doing, is absolutely critical and will transform you.”
In Incident at Loch Ness you see my wife – who is from Siberia – and me sitting quietly. It’s a Russian custom. Before you go on a trip, after all the running around and packing, stop for a moment so you leave from a point of complete stillness. It makes for a safe and pleasant journey.
There is work to be done, and we will do it well. On the outside we’ll look like gangsters, while on the inside we’ll wear the gowns of priests.
There is always a need for anyone that can do a simple job thoroughly.
You pursue the things that whisper to you. Things whisper all the time.
Businesspeople tend to focus on the digits to the left, academics (by some shared mental disorder) on those to the right.
— Nassim NicholنTaleb (@nntaleb) June 16, 2015
If you want to take a good photograph, first you need to cut out distractions in the background and focus on the essential parts of the frame. It’s especially important if you take photos with a smartphone.