Link Love 12/17/10
[Every Friday, I’ll be sharing my favorite reads from the blogosphere
over the past week. Enjoy!]
Your Art is Not Frivolous—It’s Money Begging to Be Made
“As a matter of fact, your art is necessary.
Necessary not only for your own good…
…but for the well-being of the human race.
We need you to create.
We need you to put yourself out there.
And we need you to share your gifts with us.”
~Ashley Ambirge at The Middle Finger Project
You’re not just broke, you’re stupid too
“If money is tight, don’t sit idly by and wait for someone (i.e. the government, your bank, or your parents) to fix your problems. You’re the only person that has full control of your life. It’s time to say goodbye restaurants, adios ESPN, and farewell tall-non-fat-caramel-macchiato-upside-down-with-a-whip-a-grip-and-a-kung-fu-twist from Starbucks. Change starts with you.”
~Debt Ninja at Punch Debt in the Face
Be Unreasonably Reasonable
“Your big idea will never be considered reasonable to anyone else because they can’t see it like you do, so why bother worrying about it? Most people’s definition of reasonable is completely useless for any kind of new or interesting idea. It’s far more important that your big idea is reasonable to you. That means you need to be able to look at it yourself and say, ‘Yes, this is possible.’”
~Tyler Tervooren at Advanced Riskology
A 5-Point Plan for Achieving Anything
“Every day you’re not radiantly alive and pursuing your life’s purpose is a day wasted. This isn’t a dress rehearsal, people. I don’t care how cliche it sounds. You only get one life. In that life, the feeling of time accelerates dramatically as you get older. Don’t fool yourself by thinking you have plenty of time to make the important changes later. That attitude can easily consume a decade or more.”
The 4-Hour Hybrid: Mindfulness Training For Your Digital Self
“In the next two years the noise you have to deal on the Internet will exceed your human capacity to deal with it. You will either learn use the Internet in an active and intelligent way, or you will die trying in the endless soup of emails/Tweets/Facebook messages or whatever platform instantaneously tells you what everyone in the world is doing…”
~Everett Bogue at Far Beyond the Stars
How I Trick Myself
“I’ve convinced myself that I still am poor and scrapping by. I’m not in as bad a position as I was by any means, but I’ve managed to put all extra income to debt instead of inflating my lifestyle to match my income.”
~Red at Girl with the Red Balloon
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