For their first episode of the new season of “VICE Meets,” VICE Magazine recently had a chance to spend a day with agnès b. — a renowned French designer, director, and art curator. Aside from her efforts in the creative world, agnès is also an ardent supporter of the scientific research vessel Tara, as it researches the continued impacts of global warming. In this short, she talks about her first arrival in New York City, the many friends she has made, some of her experiences as a film producer, and her thoughts on the city that has now become her second home.
Practicing authenticity can feel like a daunting choice—there’s risk involved in putting your true self out in to the world. But I believe there’s even more risk in hiding yourself and your gifts from the world. Our unexpressed ideas, opinions, and contributions don’t just go away. They are likely to fester and eat away at our worthiness. I think we should be born with a warning label similar to the ones that come on cigarette packages: Caution: If you trade in your authentic self for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”
— -Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection (via creatingaquietmind)
Behavior is a difficult subject matter, not because it is inaccessible, but because it is extremely complex. Since it is a process, rather than a thing, it cannot easily be held still for observation. It is changing, fluid, evanescent, and for this reason it makes great technical demands upon the ingenuity and energy of the scientist.”
— B.F. Skinner 1953 (via variousnotes)
Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.”
— Retton (via fearlessnotreckless)