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Last update: 13:36, 01/12/20

Extracts

Extracts

Parent: [[Lessons]]

  • No: a perfect example of me realising I was going too far, too deep, too introspective under the wrong conditions and trying to fight it
  • Forgetting: thoughts on internalising what we write, have it become part of our conscious reasoning
  • Identity and self: the distinction, external/literal versus internal/nuanced
  • 21 Days Later - habit forming but still hard. Habit defined as "an acquired mode of behaviour that has become nearly or completely involuntary" - not simple, demanding, need to fight to do it
  • Adapt, adjust, acclimatise: "Writing isn't a single habit, it is the result of establishing a number of individual habits and stringing them together to produce a body of work."
  • Allow yourself to be you: was written about social but applies to writing - "We might not be able to discuss the theological influences of the Matrix trilogy with fellow office workers or the finer points of Sartre's notion that man is "condemned to be free" across the dinner table." But writing allows "us to be the version of us we are rarely fortunate enough to be"
  • Facing ourselves - admitting you are at fault: "But then comes the relief, the relief that you have finally been willing to stand in that room and point out the elephant - not only point it out but measure it, draw it and admit to yourself that it has been there all along."
  • The subconscious - "the secret part of you... There's a part of you that's here with me right now and there's another part of you that belongs just to you."
  • Self indulgence
  • As we sow - feedback loops and environment.
    • recognise a loop exists
    • admit to yourself that you are stuck
    • take positive action to remove yourself
    • change your environment to prevent the loop reforming
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