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As part of CreativeMornings’ fifth birthday, Maria Popova gives her best advice.
Maria Popova was one of the many speakers at our Birthday Bash, celebrating five years of CreativeMornings! We invited back some past speakers to offer up the advice they wish they received when they first graduated.
About the speaker
Maria Popova is the founder and editor in chief of Brain Pickings, a curated cabinet of cross-disciplinary interestingness. She writes about design, culture and social good for Wired UK, Design Observer and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment fellow. Maria is the first to admit she spends far, far too much time on Twitter as @brainpicker.
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Build pockets of stillness in your life. — Maria Popova
Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. — Maria Popova
It is so much more rewarding to understand than to feel right, even if that means changing your mind about a subject, an ideology, a person and even yourself. — Maria Popova
Do nothing out of guilt, do nothing for prestige, for money, status or approval alone — Maria Popova
Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind — Maria Popova