“Do you produce because you feel an urgent compulsion to express certain idea or feelings, or are you actuated by the desire for applause?” – Bertrand Russell
Russell had flaws in his thinking, to be sure. Most philosophers do – no one is perfect and no one knows it all. Further, we all have our biases and prejudices. But to discount everything that a thinker promoted is folly as well. So I take the lessons, and leave the prejudices. As in this case, this quote often gets me thinking. More importantly, it checks me. It checks me because I want to always be sure that I’m communicating, and creating because I have something to share….a need, an urgent compulsion. But I’m also susceptible of falling prey to the instagram ‘like’ trap. I’m guilty of wallowing that I don’t have enough people in my insta tribe. I’m guilty of wondering what I’m doing wrong?
When I get in that downward spiral a quote like that checks me. It makes me step back. I’m not a crazy wild awesome traveler. I’m not a super rich woman with endless supplies of photographers and designers duds. I’m one messed up, effed up chick with a love of boho vintage and a tripod. That’s what I got. That’s what I’m working with. But I like to think that I have something to share: it may not be jewels of wisdom, or the cutting edge of travel and fashion. But it’s affordable, it’s thrifted, and fueled by a healthy dose of self-deprecation and scotch. Usually the later leading to the former….or vice versa. *wink*
Top – Top Knot Goods
Skirt – Robbie & Co.
Boots – Asos
Sunnies – Common Sort
Rings – F21 and Threadsence
Necklace – F21
Roland LeggeMay 5, 2018
Jo I love your philopohy of life. For me you are talking about the really important things of life. I appreciate you are doing what you love and by doing that you make the world a little better.
JoHaughtonMay 5, 2018
I appreciate you reading! Thanks. It makes me feel like I’m not yelling into the void. haha.
Yeah, we all work with what we have, and be grateful for it because it could go any second. 🙂
Blessings on you and yours.