E.O. Wilson, often referred to as one of today’s greatest living scientists, has a wonderful TED talk, Advice to Young Scientists, which is a taste of his forthcoming book, Letters to a Young Scientist.
I love listening to smart people across many different disciplines sharing their wisdom! While this short (14-minute) piece is specifically science-related, it’s incredibly inspiring and can be applied across many aspects of life (as is the case with so many TED talks).
I’m going to take these three quotes out of context so that you can ponder them through your own filters and apply them to your own life… and of course, respond in the comments!
“Ideas emerge when a part of the real or imagined world is studied for its own sake.”
“Observe from a distance, but do not join the fray. Make a fray of your own.”
“The search is not for the solution of a problem, but for problems themselves worth solving.”
Do any of these resonate with you? How do they apply to the writing life?
Have a great weekend!
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