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Erich Fromm’s 6 Rules of Listening: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist on the Art of Unselfish Understanding

3 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed."

Elizabeth Alexander on How Great Artists Orient Themselves to Light of the World

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Art that speaks to any of us always comes from a very particular place, and then we find ourselves in it in some kind of way."

Hannah Arendt on Human Nature vs. Culture, What Equality Really Means, and How Our Language Confers Reality Upon Our Experience

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"An experience makes its appearance only when it is being said. And unless it is said it is, so to speak, non-existent."

The Nothingness of Personality: Young Borges on the Self

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"There is no whole self. It suffices to walk any distance along the inexo­rable rigidity that the mirrors of the past open to us in order to feel like out­siders, naively flustered by our own bygone days."

Mathematician Lillian Lieber on Infinity, Art, Science, the Meaning of Freedom, and What It Takes to Be a Finite But Complete Human Being

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Mathematics and poetry converge in an ode to the "sweet reasonableness" at the heart of a psychologically balanced character.

Vincent van Gogh on the Psychological Rewards of Japanese Art

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"You cannot study Japanese art... without becoming much gayer and happier."

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative To Us, Animated

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.

The Heroism of Being a Contrarian: Jacob Bronowski on the Essential Character Trait of the Creative Person

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The creative personality is always one that looks on the world as fit for change and on himself as an instrument for change."

The Sane Society: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on How to Save Us From Ourselves

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born, when we die."

Beloved Artist Agnes Martin on Our Greatest Obstacle to Happiness and How to Transcend It

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"No-one knows what your life or life itself should be because it is in the process of being created. Life moves according to a growing consciousness of life and is completely unpredictable."

Six Dots: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Child Inventor Louis Braille, Illustrated

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How a tenacious boy created one of the most life-changing inventions in human history.

Anthony Burgess on What Gives Art and Science Their Immeasurable Value

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"[The] excitement we derive from a work of art is mostly the excitement of seeing connections that did not exist before, of seeing quite different aspects of life unified through a pattern."

Rebecca Solnit on Breaking Silence as Our Mightiest Weapon Against Oppression

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"We are our stories, stories that can be both prison and the crowbar to break open the door of that prison."

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