💭 Thoughts on the article Cultivating a state of mind where new ideas are born.

I really enjoyed skimming this article! It’s too long for my distracted brain, but I’ve often thought of “becoming bored” as a part of my creative process. I think that’s part of isolating myself from expectations in much the same way as called out here.

This has also put me to thinking about raising kids; how to ensure there’s always some time without peer/social pressure (ie. the absence of consumption devices, like phones with apps)

Highlights

He has surrounded himself with people whose influence is the inverse of the social pressure of normal society


“One way to do that is to ask what would be good ideas for someone else to explore. Then your subconscious won't shoot them down to protect you.”


The songs he’s looking for are the ones that he’s ashamed of liking.