Fickleness of Recognition

If you want attention from a certain audience, put energy into that space. If you want freedom from catering to other people’s acceptance maintain your independence.

The trade-off is for recognition, which is how we tend to measure success, but external validation is a fraught and fickle path.

Today they love you, tomorrow they don’t.

attention awareness behavior belief capitalism change choice community control creativity death desire ego emotions fear freedom goals growth happiness identity insight knowledge labor language life logic love pain perspective politics power present psychology purpose rationality reality reason responsibility self society stress time truth value work