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How to find humor in life's absurdity | Maira Kalman

Dec 6, 2023
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Maira Kalman, an artist known for her delightful paintings and profound insights, reflects on life, death, dinner parties, and the joys of street food. She discusses finding solace in daily routines, the complexities of being human, and the significance of walking for creative thinking.
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Quick takeaways

  • Embracing inconsistencies allows for freedom and the ability to act in different ways.
  • Painting and writing support each other, bringing both struggles and moments of joy.

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Reveling in Inconsistencies and Liberating Notions

The speaker finds freedom in embracing inconsistencies and the fact that individuals are not bound to be one thing. This liberating notion allows for truth-telling or lies, kind or unkind behavior, and selfish or generous acts. Amidst this confusion and chaos, meaningful work becomes a salvation.

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