Today I want to honour my mother.
I learnt a lot from her. She is a staunch feminist, so come my thirteenth birthday, I was handed a wallet and notified that from now on I was old enough to go shopping and cook at least once a week. Also, that making beds and ironing shirts was my own responsibility.
Richard Feynman wasn’t your ordinary physicist. He wasn’t an ordinary man, actually. He was great at a craft that seems in low demand, lately: genuine, original thinking. He was of the “if I want something, I’ll set out and get or learn it” kind. Which is why he became an accomplished artist late...(more)
Contrary to popular belief, you cannot really segment who you are in a work persona and a private persona. If you think you can: go back to a situation where you found yourself drawn in at work. At the core, did you respond any differently there from how you would have if you got drawn in privately?