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How one small mental shift hundreds of years ago is actually still screwing us over

The way we think about creativity changed hundreds of years ago. How?

How one small mental shift hundreds of years ago is actually still screwing us over
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Ever notice that we tend to treat creative people as not only unimaginably talented but also as fragile and unstable? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love," knows this all too well. And she's got a few ideas about how we ought to be doing things instead.

At 1:02, hear some of the hilarious (and discouraging) things people have said to her since her book made it big. Stick around to 6:18 to hear about the neat way ancient Greeks and Romans thought about creativity. And for the kicker — when the Renaissance hit and everything went bonkers — skip on over to 7:52.



Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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