may a cure never be found for you.

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“heaven help us from fools and dreamers”

this quote is an excerpt of a letter written to botanist Hugh Wilson after he wrote an article of his dream to restore heavily gorse-infested farmland into native New-Zealandean forest. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VZSJKbzyMc

I have been a wierdo for the majority of my life. wheteher it was with the way I spoke, my hobbies, ideologies and even fashion sense I have always gravitated to things on the fringe…

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You would never know enough.

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When you get a new piece of equipment, especially one you have no prior experience with, one of the first things we may try to do is to read the manual. A similar thing happens when you try to start something new — we try to learn everything we can about that venture.

However, there is something to be said for our pursuit of knowledge. It can easily become a rabbit hole — a never-ending pursuit of information over action.

This year, I found myself taking a lot of online courses. Many of which I have failed to practise.

Be mindful. Movement is not the same as progress. Realize that there would never be enough knowledge to replace action and no matter how much you learn, you would never know enough.

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One of the most common advice given to people who want to start some form of activity or business etc is “just do it” or “just start now”.

The problem with “just start now” is that it doesn't give you the full picture of what starting entails.

There are issues like managing expectations, starting with what you have, not fussing over petty details, not trying to gather all the information you can and realizing that failure is not necessarily a bad thing.

Only after all these, does one find the courage to “Just Do It”.

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For the days I am too afraid of change

the album art for my upcoming spoken word project

I have been working on a project for a month now and… I am scared

I am scared you wouldn't like it

I am scared that something would go wrong on the day of launch

I am scared that my plans…

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Oritsemisan Ogbe

Oritsemisan Ogbe

Multidisciplinary Artist, Thinker, Tech Writer, apriring tech bro, straddling the line between Tech and Creativity.