Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Choice

When choosing between doing something for passion and doing something for money, choose carefully – not only with your brain, but also with your heart.

Doing something you’re passionate about gives you a vision; a dream, if you will, of what you want to be and what you want to accomplish. It’s what makes you want to get out of bed in the mornings, and on days when things are not going your way, of which there will be many when you’re out to achieve something extraordinary.

Passion keeps you going, long after others have quit. Plain money, on the other hand, just lends you an illusion of happiness, leaving you wanting more. Once you’re gone, people are far more likely to remember you for the things you’ve created rather than the money you accumulated.

It’s easier to make money with your passion than to find passion in making money. 

Thinking, but differently.

“We don’t think a sustainable society need be stagnant, boring, uniform, or rigid. It need not be, and probably could not be, centrally controlled or authoritarian. It could be a world that has the time, the resources, and the will to correct its mistakes, to innovate, to preserve the fertility of its planetary ecosystems. It could focus on mindfully increasing quality of life rather than on mindlessly expanding material consumption and the physical capital stock.”

Donella H. Meadows, The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

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An Artistic Appeal

Art has often been used as a tool to evoke various emotions – love, anger, empathy, despair, helplessness, passion, a sense of purpose, etc. Artists have often used it as an outlet to convey their messages to a wide audience – be it political, social, economical or satirical.

I happened to come by one very such interesting use of art to appeal to each of us in this industrial era- an era where a country’s success and progress are often determined by numbers such as GDP and industrial output rather than actual well-being; where it is more important to ensure that people are buying rather than ensuring whether people are happy.

Accompany Roger Moukrazel as he attempts to raise awareness about global warming and the irony that the Sami people of Sweden have to pay for the cost of our materialistic pleasures with the lives of their reindeer.