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Independent Interaction of Sam Wilson

  • Ashley

    “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” is a classic.  I recommend the audio version to get the full effect.  ^_^

    Thu, January 21, 2010 at 5:44pm
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  • Tim

    Sound advice Sam. Fantastic post I’m jealous.

    Thu, January 21, 2010 at 6:37pm
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  • Marco

    Feynman is a fave. Good points about mingling. Nice site btw.

    Thu, January 21, 2010 at 7:06pm
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  • Sam Wilson

    Thanks everyone. I hope I didn’t come off as preachy here. The point was simple… expose yourself to a lot of great work and tell yourself that you can also do it. It’s motivating. Probably long-winded here in retrospect.

    Fri, January 22, 2010 at 11:11am
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  • matthew carleton

    Hey great post, equally great site. Really love the look and feel.

    Sun, February 07, 2010 at 1:52pm
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  • Sam Wilson

    Thank you Matthew! Keep up the excellent work yourself!

    Sat, October 23, 2010 at 10:55am
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  • Arunkumar Gudelli

    I totally agree with you.. I am jealous of you :-p

    Mon, September 30, 2013 at 7:08am
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Jealousy, a friend

I will admit, I’m a very jealous person creatively. Great works both inspire me and goad me. I think that’s a good thing.

The wow factor

Through this digital window, the world’s most amazing creative works are in a relentless parade. How can one be impervious to jealousy?

Befriending jealousy

A passionate person cannot help but to feel jealous sometimes. However, many creatives seem to stop at resenting the creator. That is unwise because it’s useless. What’s wise is to view yourself as capable of doing anything. Richard Feynman’s captures this attitude:

What one fool can do, so can another

Passion is jealous

Jealousy is one of the natural consequences of being passionate about something. If you cease being wowed or stop asking how, then your passion may need some exercise.

Stay positive

Again, jealousy that inspires action is healthy. Do not indulge in gossip with a jealous person. Instead goad them to express their jealousy as creative action. Then everyone wins.

Mingle

A lot of us get a healthy exposure to amazing work by browsing sites like Smashing Magazine, FWA, and AIGA. But don’t forget to go to conferences and to attend any industry mixers. These activities put a human face on those efforts you have admired. And once you meet the person behind the creations… you realize… hey…

What one fool can do, so can another

Professionally we will never evolve away from jealousy, we will evolve because of it.