"It is the artist who, more than other men, is able to create something out of nothing. A whole artistic work is immeasurably more than the sum of its parts." -- Dorothy Sayers, The Mind of the Maker
Ethics involves our human choices in each moment of our lives to do the right thing for humanity.
Liautaud puts it like this:
“Above all, #ethics are about creating the story we want for our lives and all the lives we are privileged to touch, by applying principled #decision-making, no matter how close we are to the edge. Ethics require an unflinching commitment to #truth and humanity. Ethics are recording the story that we will be proud for others to uncover as our view of a life well lived--however the facts may unravel, however we may succeed or fail, whatever luck we may or may not experience, while learning from, but leaving unedited, the inevitable human moments when we don’t live up to this definition.”
“We can look in the mirror with #humility, knowing that we are all capable of the worst mistakes that others may make…” and then to use Maya Angelou’s advice to “‘Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.’” --Susan Liataud
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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.” --Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
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I'm reading. . .
"Although the world is replete with brilliant specialists, the form of genius best suited and most applicable to our Intelligent Machine Age may be combinatorial creativity. Combinatory creativity, or as Einstein called it, "combinatory play," is connecting the dots of different ideas to create something new and revolutionary. Combinatorial creativity can build bridges within minds, as well as between people, fields, generations, and societies. It's not simply about raw intellectual ability, but about combining ideas in interesting and surprising ways and reformulating them into new concepts."