Re: Where do you go to find inspiration?

The key for me is not a specific place, but that the place allow opportunity for uninterrupted thought. It's hard to hear the answers, if we can't even ask the questions.

That place may be a busy diner, or the middle of the woods, but I think we all have to have time to be with ourselves in order to find inspiration.

I sometimes need a change of scenery from my own living room. There's something about "newness" that makes my brain go in different directions.

I often get inspiration while driving. It engages the logical part of the brain, allowing the creative part to drift and meander and invent.

Understand your own mind and goals via bullet journaling

Journaling can help you materialize your ambitions.

  • Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable.
  • The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.
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How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
Strange Maps
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  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
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New research links urban planning and political polarization.

Politics & Current Affairs
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  • People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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