Keith Haring: THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND

I first saw Keith's drawings when I was looking through an art book half the size of me in the library when I was 12 years old. I would frequently visit the library because I loved walking down the isles of the dimly lit library with my 1 disc walkman and would run my fingers along all the plastic covered spines of the books,I was a natural born introvert - plus I loved the smell of library books. 

Special like Chipotle Burritos

There are too many burritos to choose from. 

How do you pick between the local Mexican restaurants, gourmet taco trucks, and the family selling carne asada burritos on the street?

You pick something special like you. You pick the something that says "It's not just a burrito. It's a foil-wrapped, hand-crafted, local farm supporting, food culture changing cylinder of deliciousness." 

You pick something like Chipotle. 

How Irrelevance Occurs

In the 1700s, Zen Buddhism as a movement, as an idea worth sharing was dying in Japan. The method of teaching became rather disappointing. It was declared too invasive and too dominating to give students any direction; they were supposed to find their own way to enlightenment. 

So students were made to study all kinds of Chinese and Japanese texts which were merely intellectual knowledge that made little difference to their daily quality of life. They had simple sessions of meditation until a giant bell would ring and they would hurry to eat or sleep.

Zen had turned into a lot of sitting and lethargy. Monks opted for the easiest path-doing nothing. They were eventually convinced that Zen was easy and simple and whatever felt right was right. 

Enlightenment therefore declined.

Best Love in the World?

Is seriously underrated. 

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Every year, more than 40,000 people graduate from law school in the United States. The top 1% about 40 people are awarded supreme court clerkships. These top 1% have a career for life. Top law firms easily pay a signing bonus of $250,000+ to any clerk that accepts their offer to join them and they eventually become partners, judges, and senators. 

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Let’s look at two things worth paying attention to… The first is that the top 1% individuals weren’t lucky. Their parents didn’t buy them supreme court clerkships. No, they were smart and focused and amazingly disciplined.