The tension in the room is palpable. Everyone in the class is eagerly waiting for the bell to ring. 5…4…3…2…1 *ringggg* Once the teacher leaves, we all rush to the nearest bulletin board on our floor. All of us want to know whether we cleared the test, or failed. No, we weren’t looking at the results of our final exams. We were looking at the … Continue reading Let’s Deal With Disappointment, Shall We?
–Stolen from Austin Kleon. Nothing’s original. There is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Originality is undetected plagiarism. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world is original. “Original” art is just connecting the same old dots in a different pattern. And the best way to get more of these dots into your life is to steal them. There are bajillions of things to steal in … Continue reading How to Steal Ideas
By Belma McCaffrey “I’d like to create a new multi-media platform – an Oprah 2.0 – built around authenticity serving millennials,” said a good friend and fellow entrepreneur. “I’d like to write a new Christmas movie about an elf who ends up in a random small town and changes that town’s perception of Christmas” said a coworker. “My key driver is empathy and inspiring others … Continue reading 4 Ways to Turn Your New Idea Into a Reality
This whole week has been a frenzy of activity. I’ve been reading, singing, coding, creating apps, brainstorming for hours at school, and doing my school work on top of all that. I guess you could call that a busy week for 14-year old standards. And if that wasn’t enough, I realized that I hadn’t written a blog post! Today morning was extremely windy and cold … Continue reading I’m not feeling it.
-From a high school freshman. Continue reading A Guide to Surviving Freshman Year of High School