"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


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..."What do people really want?.....Educating people is important but not enough--far too many of our most educated people are operating at quarter-speed, unsure of their place in the world, contributing too little to the productive engine of modern civilization, still feeling like observers, like they haven't come close to living up to their potential....We need to encourage people to find their sweet spot.  Productivity explodes when people love what they do."  --Po Bronson, What Should I do with my life?

This is an interested book, packed with stories of people who've either switched professions or who've explored many different careers before finding their 'sweet spot': the work which calls forth all they have to give.   Stories of lawyers-turned-truckers, writers rejecting 'easy money',  people in business and athletes at work....Bronson combines clear interviews with thoughtful commentary.

Even if you, like me, are  already doing work that you utterly love, this is a worthwhile and absorbing book to read.

Great for a rainy weekend afternoon....

See you tomorrow.


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