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July 05, 2012

Contemplating


The concept of craftsmanship fascinates and drives me. (...) Craftsmanship is doing what you love and doing it right.

No matter what you do—designer, baker, electrician, architect, author—your job is your craft. Learn to think of your work as practice towards becoming an absolute expert at what you do. Craftsmanship is not a destination; it's a life-long discipline.

Craftsmanship: Doing What You Love and Doing It Right

The people I admire the most are those who truly have that burning passion in what they do. Passion is such an intangible thing, but when you see it in action, it's like this unidentifiable spark that's just there. Don't really know how to explain it.

To some extent it's this spark that landed me in this school, with no history, no credibility, no rankings whatsoever. Not any specific interest, or a particular expertise/course that I wanted to go for. Looking back, it makes me sound so aimless.. but I guess I have always stood by the belief in loving what you do.

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Listening to some high-up people talk today was inspiring, but sort of intimidating. It made me realise that the world is so interconnected, so reliant on contacts and networking. An amazing idea could just vanish within minutes without the proper people to take it off.

Somehow, being a talker is so often more glamourised, more rewarding than it is to be a do-er. It's something I don't really get but yet in a way I suppose it makes sense. I guess it's a repeated feeling of being a floorball defender.

A bitter(sweet?) feeling that I had been willing to compromise throughout my entire life.

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