Last week I kicked off the topic of creativity. I said that the most valuable aspect of creativity is the creative act, proper—that moment where you get an idea, insight, or vision out of nowhere, like a flash of lightning. I also said that this creative act is based on synthesis, meaning the ability to… Continue reading A Framework for Creativity
Creativity is one of the most important aspects of human experience. It sets us apart from the other animals. It’s responsible for mankind’s great civilizations and cultures. And, it give each of us a deeper sense of meaning and fulfillment. Of course, this is all grand. However, in very practical terms increasing your creative capabilities… Continue reading The Creative Act & Synthesis
I made a video this week about M&M’s “indefinitely pausing” their spokescandies, naming Maya Rudolph their new spokeswoman—all because of some low-level controversy from last year. In the video I argue that it’s just a ploy to gain attention in anticipation for their Super Bowl campaign. I’m not in love with the video (it’s not… Continue reading Who Are You?
This is the first in a multi-part series on Eric Voegelin’s groundbreaking work, “The New Science of Politics”. In it Mike begins with an introduction and talks about the idea of representative government. Learn more about my premium newsletter, Broadside: www.mikegastin.com/getbroadside. Also, check out Aaron Renn, who I mentioned at the beginning of this episode.… Continue reading The Currency 127: Voegelin on Representation