Settled vs. Unsettled: Discuss

Bast
So I’m wondering about creativity and state of mind.

Bast
You always hear about tortured artists, so do you need to feel anxious or depressed to be creative? Like van Gogh??

Cooch
Understanding how we tap into the creative force … so interesting. The word “unsettled” comes to mind for me. Which makes me wonder whether the creative force chooses people who are unsettled, or whether it is when people are unsettled that they are open to creative forces?

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But what year is it, really?

Cooch
So where do you stand on time being an artificial construct that gives us the illusion of moving forward rather than in circles?
Bast
Well, we are the only species – as far as we know – to understand the passage of time. So we have a history and a future. Although I’ve always thought elephants and dolphins might surprise us.

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The Allure of Utopia – Part the First

Articles we’re discussing in this bloxt:

A truly libertarian country
Utopia: Nine of the most miserable attempts to create idealised societies
Cooch
Hey, just reading about Vit Jedlicka’s Liberland – if you were to create a Utopian society, what would be the founding principles?

Cooch
One of mine would be that everyone has to have a personal commitment statement (a.k.a. a personal mission statement). 

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