permanent value

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

“No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written. He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.”T.S. Eliot

“The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.”
—Pablo Picasso

“Pandemics are crises in complex systems, which are characterised by TENSIONS that can’t be resolved. Schools (open? close?) is a good example. Both poles of the tension have some merit. ‘Solving’ one pole while ignoring the other is likely to have unintended adverse consequences.”@trishgreenhalgh

The Need for Order, by @snowded

“In order to effectively manage mess, and mess is a part of life, we need to provide a structure where we can, and we need to know its nature and its sustainability … Without that order the ability to manage complexity goes down, without the craft there is no art and without theory, there is no sustainable scaling of practice.”

passive vs active

“Tribal thinking on social networks (left) Critical thinking on social networks (right)”@JohnRobb

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