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Maria Popova

Writer. Curious Mind At Large. Curator, Brain Pickings.

Believes you should do nothing for prestige or status or money or approval alone.

Thinks the most interesting ideas are invariably timeless.

“It’s infinitely more rewarding to understand than to be right — even if that means changing your mind about a topic, an ideology, or, above all, yourself.”

Believes progress is incremental, but that culturally we’re not interested in the tedium of blossoming so we instead focus on the myth of “aha moments.”

Thinks the expectations you set for yourself when you are your own boss are higher than any employer would put on you as an employee.

“Literature is the original Internet.”

Works to extract meaning from mere information.

Thinks the notion of work/life balance is strange because what she does is who she is.

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