Sean Scully Explores the Risks of Artistic Life
Question: How do you find the courage to struggle?
Scully: Well, if you have any option. If there’s a doubt, if you have other options, you know let say to be normal. I would say that you definitely should those options. So, you’re only really become an artist when you are driven into it or as Yate says, when you are hurt into art and all artists in some way are wounded I think. If you are compelled to be an artist, you will be an artist and I supposed I did it by having incredible amount of self-belief which comes from tremendous amount of arrogance and… but an arrogance is inform by a certain humility. And you’ve got a sense your own irrelevance because we are all replaceable and if you understand that you’re free but if your ego it becomes so rigid and desperate and fragile and battled, insistent, rigid you won’t, you won’t get through because you’ll break. You got to be like a tree that bends.
The artist channeled arrogance and humility to achieve his goals.
The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.
- The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
- Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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