Kintsugi living blog — experiment

Sit down before fact as a little child

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Sit down before fact as a little child

Sitting in the sun by yorkd, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. "Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing." ~Thomas Henry Huxley Back in the days when I was still working in the lab as a research chemist, I kept that quote posted in my cubicle where I would see it every day. A key part of being a good scientist is that willingness to give up one's preconceived notions in order to clearly see exactly...

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Life as a grand series of experiments

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Life as a grand series of experiments

Hi, I'm Kenetha, and I'm a perfectionist. I'm in recovery, but that's a continual journey for me. Like most perfectionists, I find this cripples my ability to create or to try new things ... mostly because those efforts involve the very high risk that I will not be perfect on the first try. Since anything less than perfection is a total failure in the perfectionist mindset, it is (quite understandably) better not to even try. While I still battle those perfectionist tendencies on a daily basis, my background as a scientist has provided the key for me to use in...

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