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Make Glorious, Amazing Mistakes

Some wonderful inspiration for the new year from a 2012 graduation address by author Neil Gaiman:

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

Although the talk is great, it’s hard to recommend the book since the graphic design distracts from the message. Watch the video instead.

A Strange Place To Be

This week The New York Times site opened a new sort-of-like-a-blog section called Room for Debate in which they invite “knowledgeable outsiders to discuss major news events and other hot topics”.

As with many blogs, down the right column is a blogroll.

And under the category of Education in that blogroll we find… this little rantfest?

I know. I’m as surprised as anyone.

It’s a small, odd collection of sites in which to be included – and possibly more proof of just how out of touch the old gray lady has become. :-)

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