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  3. "nowadays, community service is no longer about helping the people around you; it’s about counting hours. School is no longer about learning; it’s about getting good grades. There is no passion anymore"
     
  4. successisnotanoption:

    i did small sketches of all the speakers at the XOXO Conference. This was kind of tricky because 1) I am not a particularly adept portraitist. 2) Even from the best seat I got, they were pretty far away. 3) They obviously weren’t holding still in any way.

    Also refer back to item 1. But all the same, here they are.

     
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  6. "I compare this to a volcano that gushes forth …and then …the magma flows down the sides of the mountain and cools off. And when it reaches the bottom, it’s just rocks. You’d never guess that there was fire in it. So after a couple of hundred years, or two thousand years or more, what was once alive is dead rock. Doctrine becomes doctrinaire. Morals become moralistic. Ritual becomes ritualistic. What do we do with it? We have to push through this crust and go to the fire that’s within it."
     

  7. "“ALL YOU NEED IS A BASEMENT, A FLASHING LIGHT, AND SOME GOOD PILLS”: TERRY FARLEY ON THE HISTORY OF HOUSE"
     

  8. "… we often rely on people with the word “creative” in their title for ideas, but we forget that inspiration isn’t taught. It comes from real life, and anyone can bring that to the table."
     
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