TUMBLR

A scrapbook of stuff I'm reading / looking at / listening to / thinking about...



Following your bliss is useless. People are...

May 10, 2013
Permalink
Following your bliss is useless. People are passionate about a lot of stupid things. It’s not a great mantra. Meaning, I think, comes from doing a full accounting of your limitations and assets, your passions and your weaknesses, your belief system and your fears, and then rubbing up against the things that cause you to panic, like an allergy skin scratch test, and find out what your reactions are. Once you figure out how you can contribute to the greater good, once you’re able even to define that, you take that information and pour yourself into one direction. Regardless of discomfort or regrets or what-ifs. (And then doing that over and over again, until death.) That does not fit on a T-shirt. That to me is more important than bliss, which would really just lead me back into bed, maybe with a bowl of corn flakes…

652 notes

  1. hystericalwoman reblogged this from roadburdened
  2. roadburdened reblogged this from austinkleon
  3. xx-rapunzel-xx reblogged this from adolescing
  4. astrifera--nocturna reblogged this from xdanicaanne
  5. aliceadair reblogged this from austinkleon
  6. planned-chaos reblogged this from 1000reasonsnottostartmakingart
  7. hours reblogged this from liveandlovethequestions and added:
    “[Susan] Wolf thinks following your bliss is useless. People are passionate about a lot of stupid things. It’s not a...
  8. hickeyups reblogged this from joshuafoster
  9. thenelsontwins reblogged this from mylifeasaclown
  10. mylifeasaclown reblogged this from crimeschedule
  11. crimeschedule reblogged this from mendelpalace
  12. mendelpalace reblogged this from constellation-funk
  13. tarajoon reblogged this from ceci-nest-pas-une-cunt
  14. optimistoxymoron reblogged this from theonlymagicleftisart
  15. oliveladybug reblogged this from austinkleon
  16. pleasekissmehere reblogged this from morganathewitch
  17. cpalomares93 reblogged this from theonlymagicleftisart
  18. ophie30 reblogged this from halb-nichts
  19. plightofthelonelycitydweller reblogged this from austinkleon
  20. halb-nichts reblogged this from lulyso
  21. sweattearsandsea reblogged this from otherflamingoes
  22. thealaskanbullwerm reblogged this from theonlymagicleftisart
  23. naveeniscapernoited reblogged this from theonlymagicleftisart
  24. drinkaredbull reblogged this from theonlymagicleftisart
Subscribe to my newsletter and get new art, writing, and interesting links delivered to your inbox every week.