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Why I stopped blogging, and being creative

It's now been over a year since I last posted something on my blog. My last really well thought through post, Reflections on Openness to Experience hanging over my blog like a spectre, waiting for a new companion. My first impulse is to say that I stopped posting because I was "busy" (or that my company fell over and I got a director penalty notice- or something!). In our modern culture busyness is the default badge of...

Shawn Powrie
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Psychology

 
Why I stopped blogging, and being creative
Shawn Powrie
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Reflections on Openness to Experience
Shawn Powrie
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Psychology

 
Reflections on Neuroticism
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Ideas

 
Reflections on Openness to Experience

Musings on a star There I was - in the middle of an open field at midnight on a summer's evening, staring up at the stars in the sky and listening to trance music. I looked up at one particular star, staring at it deeply and taking in its appearance as a tiny, blue/white dot in my visual field. I reflected: In order for me to see this star, that means there must be a straight line of almost nothing - al...

Shawn Powrie
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Chinese

 
Chinese Poem: 观书有感 Guān shū yǒu gǎn the feeling of reading books

I recently learned a Chinese poem that was awesome! I love the depth encapsulated by this poem. So, I have translated it with an explanation below. 半亩方塘一鉴开,天光云影共徘徊。 问渠那得清如许?为有源头活水来。 Bàn mǔ fāng táng yī jiàn kāi, tiānguāng yún yǐng gòng páihuái. Wèn qú nà dé qīng rúxǔ? Wèi yǒu yuántóu huóshuǐ lái. A large oblong pool ...

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