Watching cats have sex on YouTube. Did you know you can do that? It’s weird.
“Everything in moderation,” said the doctor. Well maybe inspiration, like everything else, should come in moderation too. The balance between creation and consumption should be as close to equal as possible.
13. The grand, big, and most ambitious missions are the best missions.
It’s pretty simple (but seldomly practiced): if you want to be excited, do things that excite you and stop doing things that don’t excite you.
If you feel like you’re out of ideas and completely uncreative, don’t worry, there’s a solution.
The world was not something you were forced to be in; you wanted to be in it, badly, and wanted it in you. You wanted to put your hands on it and breathe it in. What was that like, again?
They cannot focus on one thing quite like the average person. Essentially, their stream of ideas is always running — the tap does not shut off — and, as a result, creative people show schizophrenic, borderline manic-depressive tendencies.
But it’s no longer a choice for you, is it? You could no more fall silent than you could cease to breathe.
3. Know what is going on in the world.
Wear a mask, crown (or other headwear) that you made all day.