“I Subject Myself to Change Because it Forces Me to Remain an Active Thinker About My Relationship to the World”

"I Subject Myself to Change Because it Forces Me to Remain an Active Thinker About My Relationship to the World" | rethinked.org

“Many people I know live in very creative environments; their houses and offices are like galleries. I don’t do that. I seem to live in chaos. I’m not an environment person; if anything, I prefer to be in changing environments. I subject myself to change because it forces me to remain an active thinker about my relationship to the world. That sounds very highfalutin, which isn’t me. Maybe it’s as simple as I like to learn from all different situations, and that’s more important to me than holding on to my own taste in how I live. It’s like Type O blood, which can bond with any other type of blood. I like figuring out what I can from different situations. That’s how I’ve been, although I’m not saying it’s a better way to live.” – John Maeda via The Great Discontent

Here’s a lovely thought from the great John Maeda on the function of change in keeping us active thinkers. Hope everyone is enjoying a gratitude filled Memorial Day.

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