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What I learned last week

What I learned last week (#75)

Book excerpt I enjoyed:

Naive passion, which promotes work done in ignorance of obstacles, becomes โ€” with courage โ€” informed passion, which promotes work done in full acceptance of those obstacles.” (David Bayles, Ted Orland, Art & Fear)


We are all collection of ideas:

โ€œI realized that I could lose myself in a character. I could live in a character. It was a choice. And when I finished with that, I took a month to remember who I was. โ€˜What do I believe? What are my politics? What do I like and dislike?โ€™ It took me a while, and I was depressed going back into my concerns and my politics. But there was a shift that had already happened. And the shift was, โ€˜Wait a second. If I can put Jim Carrey aside for four months, who is Jim Carrey? Who the hell is that?โ€™ … I know now he does not really exist. Heโ€™s ideas. … Jim Carrey was an idea my parents gave me. Irish-Scottish-French was an idea I was given. Canadian was an idea that I was given. I had a hockey team and a religion and all of these things that cobble together into this kind of Frankenstein monster, this representation. Itโ€™s like an avatar. These are all the things I am. You are not an actor, or a lawyer. No one is a lawyer. There are lawyers, law is practiced, but no one is a lawyer. There is no one, in fact, there.

From Jim Carrey ( @JimCarrey)

I was thinking about this over the week, shared via Tim Ferris.