Dense Discovery

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148 / A printed DD zine?

An old friend of mine, a journalist, once said that paradise on earth was to work all day alone in anticipation of an evening in interesting company. – Ian McEwan Featured artist: Nahuel Bardi Dense
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147 / On the privilege of activism

We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat. – Terence McKenna Featured artist: Tiago Galo
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146 / Now the click hole goes with you

For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes that we are partially blind. One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask
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145 / The phases that make you you

We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination. – David Lynch Featured artist: Luciano Cian Dense Discovery Dense Discovery
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144 / ‘The Cloud is on the ground’

A failure is like fertiliser; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future. – Denis Waitley Featured artist: Luis Mendo Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 144! View
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143 / Denis Diderot and your new headphones

Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. – bell hooks Featured artist: Christian Arnder Dense
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142 / The upward creep of material desire

Joy is an inside job. – Lorraine Weiss Featured artist: Lolita Calistru Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 142! View/share online → As many of you know, I love thinking and talking about
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141 / Progress based on compassion, not convenience

The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. – Alvin Toffler Featured artist: Tania Tania Dense Discovery
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140 / Ubuntu: ‘I am because we are.’

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. – Roy T. Bennett Featured artist: Ray Dak Lam Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 140! View/share online → One thing I love
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139 / On mental reorganising (and offsetting 40 tons of carbon)

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain. – Anaïs Nin Featured artist: Bryndon Díaz Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 139! View/share online → As I'm reaching the forty-year mark
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138 / Work morals vs. home morals

Creativity is based on the belief that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they've always been done. – Rudolf Flesch Featured artist: Lucas Wakamatsu Dense Discovery Dense
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137 / The time loop of periodical publishing

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer. – Albert Einstein Featured artist: Negar Kian Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 137! View/share online →
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136 / The mirage of ‘corporate care’

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. – Henry David Thoreau Featured artist: Maggie Chiang
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135 / The colourful underbelly of ‘innovation’

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti Featured artist: Cody Lee Muir Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 135! View/share online
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134 / The illusion of self-reliance

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. – Charlie Chaplin Featured artist: Nora Toth Dense Discovery Dense
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133 / Settling into crunch mode

I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit. – Elizabeth Gilbert Featured artist: Berin Holy Dense
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132 / Compounding (in)action: the future we get

Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing. – Sir Joshua Reynolds
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131 / Reaching ‘human needs’ level of productivity

Any sufficiently advanced negligence is indistinguishable from malice. – Deb Chachra Featured artist: Yulong Lli Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 131! View/share online → I'm back
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130 / Waving from the other side (I hope)

Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. – Anaïs Nin Featured artist: Ana Miminoshvili Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome
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129 / A hand-made, home-made newsletter

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. – Dale Carnegie Featured artist: Luis Mendo Dense Discovery Dense Discovery Welcome to Issue 129! View/share online → I've been chatting