Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
How to Win Friends & Influence People
If you want a book to teach you how to better interact with people, look no further than How to Win Friends & Influence People. Each chapter has an applicable principle and is full of real examples of how they work. I’m not a huge fan of people, and I’m an introvert, so I’m not sure how much this book will help me. Maybe I’m exactly the type of person who needs to read it.
I’m only a season into Lost, and I feel like everything is being made up as it goes. At best, the drama is good, not great. There are plenty of lovable characters, but absolutely nothing is explained. I feel like the very center of the story—how 40 people ended up crash landing on a supernatural island—won’t be explained until the series’ conclusion, if at all. It’s frustrating, but I’ll stick with it.
God of War II
God of War II is more of the same with fewer puzzles and slightly better combat. I’m pushing through it so I can get to the good stuff: God of War III. Kratos is a dick, by the way.